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Prestige Stool - Wood - Mangbetu - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Prestige Stool – Wood – Mangbetu – DR Congo


Mid 20th century – In good condition – restored

Object:Prestige Stool
Ethnic group/ culture:Mangbetu
Region/ country:DR Congo
Period:mid 20th century
Condition:In good condition – restored
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:21×42×20 cm
Weight:2100 g

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In many cultures throughout the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo the seats of leaders are important symbols of power and authority.
The main function of the stool was not to serve as a seat, but rather as a receptacle for the chief’s spirit.
Beautiful wooden stool with 2 ancestor heads. The heads have a typical high fan-shaped hairstyle and their faces are adorned with tattoos, the ideal of MANGBETU beauty. Good condition with traces of wear and tear. The front foot of the stool is restored in the past.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).