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Ancestor figure – Wood – Mangbetu – Congo


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Wonderfull ancestor figure from the Mangbetu tribe of DR Congo.
The stylistic 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 shiny patina of age. The figure is kneeling in front of a cup. Four little ancestor heads are supporting the ancestor figure on their heads. Contains traces of wear and tear.

Object: Ancestor figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Mangbetu
Region/ country: Congo
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 70×18×18 cm
Weight: 2850 g


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