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Ancestor figure – Wood – Mangbetu – Congo


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Wonderful ancestor figure from the Mangbetu tribe of DR Congo.
The figure has a typical high fan-shaped hairstyle and its body adorned with tattoos, the ideal of MANGBETU beauty. Mangbetu art is famous for it`s realism, is a court art objects were displayed in the king`s presence as prestige paraphernalia.
The figure is in good condition with great patina of age.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Object: Ancestor Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Mangbetu
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Condition: Good
Dimensions: 52×14×11 cm
Weight: 2500 g



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