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Maternity figure - Wood - Mangbetu - Congo - Asian African Art
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Maternity figure – Wood – Mangbetu – Congo


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Wonderfull large maternity 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 with child on his shoulder  is in good condition with great shiny patina of age. Heavy piece: 5500 gram.

Object: Ancestor figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Mangbetu
Region/ country: Congo
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 60×26×16 cm
Weight: 5500 g


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