FIG. 21: (above left):
Crucifi x, nkangi kiditu.
Kongo, DR Congo.
Wood, brass. H: 32.5 cm.
FIG. 22 (above): Pierre
Dartevelle in his gallery on
the Sablon. Brussels, 2016.
© Valérie Dartevelle.
FIG. 23: (left): Memory
board, lukasa. Luba, DR
Wood, beads, metal. H: 25 cm.
groups of works that have been assembled here
from Congo regions such as Shaba, the Kasai,
and, of course, the Lower Congo, constitute the
core of the collection. They harmonize with and
complement the objects collected long ago by
By virtue of its excellence, its diversity, and the
extensive documentation that has been gathered
about its constituent elements, the Dartevelle
Collection can be considered a rarity and a refl
ection both of an unusual person and of a bygone
era that is fi tting and exciting to rediscover
The Dartevelle Collection is currently the subject of
a special exhibition in Brussels
Pierre Dartevelle: 50 Years of Collecting
Through July 6, 2018
* This mask is the point of departure for The Canon
and Its Consequences: The Reception of Bamileke
Tsesah Crests by Yaëlle Biro, which was featured in
the spring 2018 edition of this magazine.