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Ancestor figure – Wood – Mangbetu – Congo

 149,00

In stock

SKU: 44.351 Categories: , Tags: , ,
Description

Stylistic 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.

PERIOD

Mid 20th century

CONDITION

Good

SOLD WITH STAND

No

DIMENSIONS

19×9×7 cm

WEIGHT

200 g
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