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The standing male figure carved from wood, serves as the core of this power object or accumulative sculpture are among the Ngandi, related to hunting and magic. Some represent the Ngbirondo spirit and act as guardians of the village.

Culture and Traditions

The Ngbandi as well as the Ngbaka live in an area bounded by the Ubangi and Lualaba River systems with the Ngombe scattered along the Lualaba River. The Ngbaka moved into the area inhabited by the Ngbandi and as a result both groups share sculptural forms.

Donation Details

Michael J. Wasserman donated in the year 2000.


The Appraised Amount is $10,000.00.

Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

J. B . Coleman Library


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