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Female figure Nebeli Mangbetu (N° 16524)

Classic Mangbetu cannons but a great sensitivity in the treatment of this small female sculpture. A conveyor belt made of plant fibres is also attached to the character's ears. The body lines, like those of the face, are the traditional paintings of the ethnic group, inspired by the tattoos of the nearby Asua pygmies, which varied according to the circumstances. Indeed, in the Mangbetu from an early age, the children of the upper classes were compressed from the cranial box, held tight by raffia bonds. Later, the hair was \  

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Originex-collection Mercier
EthnyMangbetu
CountryCongo
Material(s)wood
Height41
Width10
Weight1.10 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°

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