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Statue Mangbetu (N° 15054)

This mangbetu ancestor figure is established on massive, disproportionate feet, and features the famous oblong hairstyle on a wide head. Very large ears stand out. The eyes are protruding. The piece was encased with a yellow ochre patina. Lacks and very slight abrasions.
Body paintings, evoked by geometric plots, run through the face and body of the character. In The Mangbetu from an early age, the children were compressed from the cranial box, which was held tight by raffia bonds. Later, the young women \  

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Originex-collection Mercier
EthnyMangbetu
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height63
Width17
Weight2.90 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1940

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