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Double jarre Mangbetu
Tribal art > African Jar > Jarre Mangbetu

Named the generous in African art, these urns are intended to collect palm wine. This double jar with handles has cephalomorphic necks arranged face to face. Golden brown nuanced oiled patina.
asebli in the forest in northeastern Zaire, the Mangbetu kingdom has expressed itself through architectural works that impressed European visitors in the 19th century. Their furniture, weapons, adornments and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The Mangbetu story was based on the refinement of his court but also on cannibalistic customs. King Mangbetu " Munza" was so nicknamed " The cannibal king". The body lines on the characters, like those of the face, include the traditional paintings of the ethnic group, inspired by the tattoos of the nearby Asua pygmies, and which ...


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Statue Nebeli Mangbetu
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Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Mangbetu

The motfs inscribed on the face and body of this female figure depict the traditional paintings of the ethnic group, inspired by the tattoos of the nearby Asua pygmies, which varied according to the circumstances. Among the Mangbetu from an early age, upper-class children suffered a compression of the cranial box, held tight by raffia ties. Later, the hair was 'knitted' on wicker strands and a headband would enser the forehead to bring out the hair and form this majestic headdress accentuating the elongation of the skull. The ancient names beli anthropomorphic figures embodying ancestors, stored out of sight, and comparable to those belonging to their secret society nebeli . Eroded wood. Fingerprints of treated xylophages.
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Mangbetu Slot Drum
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Tribal art > Djembe TamTam > Mangbetu Drum

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Ast-href-like percussion music instrument https://www.wikiwand.com/Mangbetu_ (people) - Mangbetu, this half-moon-shaped wooden idiophone (3 kg) monoxyle was fitted with a long slit that acts as a resonance opening. With handles at each end, one side is also encrusted with upholstery studs forming stripes and decorative patterns. Black patina, satin.
The Mangebetu Kingdom produced architectural works that impressed European visitors in the 19th century. Their furniture, weapons, adornments and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The slot drum is not only a musical instrument animating dance but also a vector of speech, since it serves to communicate messages: invitations to gatherings, various announcements, etc. In Central Africa, the ritualist, the ...


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Mangbetu prestige chair
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Tribal art > African Chair > Mangbetu Seat

Mangbetu, the African tribal art of prestige, was intended for the elite of society, such as this chair surmounted by a head with mangbetu characteristics. The circular seat is slightly concave, while the slightly curved back has remnants of motifs evoking the traditional tattoos of the tribe. Similar to those of the Asua pygmies with whom the tribe had relations, they varied according to the circumstances. The Mangbetu kingdom has been expressed through architectural works that impressed European visitors in the 19th century, a patina of use, luster, golden brown, cracks and abrasions.br>abli in the forest in the north-east of Zaire. Their furniture, weapons, adornments and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The Mangbetu story was based on the refinement of his court but ...


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Mangbetu Crest Mask
Tribal art > African mask > Mangbetu Mask

African cephalomorphic mask of the Mangbetu people, topped with the traditional flared coiffure, and equipped with ears and a nose pierced with a ring. The lower contours are edged with a thick raffia fringe. Veined oiled wood. Erosions. Satin patina.
The geometric patterns evoke the body paintings and tribal scarification of the Mangbetu, similar to those of the Asua pygmies with whom the tribe had relations. The latter varied according to circumstances. The Mangbetu had a fan-shaped hairstyle: from a very young age, children had their skulls compressed with raffia ties. Later, the Mangbetu would "knit" their hair on wicker strands and apply a headband to the forehead in order to extract the hair and produce this particular hairstyle which accentuates the lengthening of the ...


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Game of awale Mangbetu two-headed
Tribal art > Usual african items > Awale Mangbetu

Ex-collection Belgian African tribal art.
Creus of 28 alveoli, this awale game is part of the mancalas family of games. The foot is altered. The figurative motifs, in the form of carved heads, obey the stylistic canonical mangbetu and zande. Clear patina, slightly abraded. Small cracks. Established in the forest in northeastern Zaire, between Bomokandi and the River Uele, the Mangbetu kingdom was expressed through architectural works that fascinated European visitors in the 19th century. Their furniture, weapons, ornaments, pottery and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The Mangbetu story was based on the refinement of his court but also on cannibalistic customs. King Mangbetu Munza was so dubbed The cannibal king. The ethnologist G.A. Schweinfurth in 1870 described ...


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Female figure Nebeli Mangbetu
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Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Mangbetu

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 \

Ancestor figure Mangbetu Nebeli
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Woman's Figure associated with fertility.
Souvent represented in a noble and graceful attitude, the female statues of the Mangbetu are probably ancestors of the clan. The geometric patterns traced evoke the body paintings and tribal scarifications of the Mangbetu, similar to those of the Asua pygmies with whom the tribe had relations. The latter varied depending on the circumstances. The fan hairstyle was sported by the Mangbetu: from an early age, children were compressed from the cranial box by means of raffia ties. Later, the Mangbetu their hair on wicker strands and applied a headband to the forehead to extract the hair and produce this particular headdress that accentuates the lengthening of the head. The ancient names beli these figures of ancestors stored out of ...

Mangbetu Crest Mask
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Tribal art > African mask > Mangbetu Mask

Rare cephalomorphic mask of the Mangbetu, topped with the traditional hairstyle, and endowed with ears pierced with wide rings. The contours of the base are wrapped with basket rods. The bulge of the nose and upper lip demonstrate the sculptor's mastery. Veined oiled wood with mahogany reflections. Erosions.
The geometric patterns inscribed on this naturalistic male figure evoke the body paintings and tribal scarifications of the Mangbetu, similar to those of the Asua pygmies with whom the tribe had relations. The latter varied depending on the circumstances. The fan hairstyle was sported by the Mangbetu: from an early age, children were compressed from the cranial box by means of raffia ties. Later, the Mangbetu their hair on wicker strands and applied a headband to the forehead to ...


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Statuette Mangbetu Nebeli
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Tribal art > African Statues > Statuette mANGBETU

African court art Mangbetu and statues of ancestors
Figure to the head port magnified by the long colored curls, she adopts an unusual posture, kneeling, a hand placed on her headdress. The back of the room is fitted with a perforated washer so that it can be carried. Abraded red brown patina. The geometric patterns on this naturalistic male figure evoke the body paintings and tribal scarifications of the Mangbetu, similar to those of the Asua pygmies with whom the tribe had relations. The latter varied depending on the circumstances. The fan hairstyle was sported by the Mangbetu: from an early age, the children were compressed from the cranial box by means of raffia bonds. Later, the Mangbetu \


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Female fig Mangbetu Nebeli
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Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Mangbetu

This figure of mangbetu ancestor, whose proportions suggest those of a child, has the famous oblong hairstyle at the top of a large head. The pavilions of the ears stand out. The coffee bean eyes are closed. Brown patina with ochre yellow reflections. Good condition despite some abrasions and tiny cracks.
S body paintings, evoked by geometrical lines, travel through the face and body of the character. In the Mangbetu from an early age, the children underwent a compression of the cranial box held tight by rapia ties. Later, the young women were 'knitting' their hair on wicker strands and applied a headband to the forehead to bring out the hair and to form this particular headdress that accentuates the lengthening of the head. The ancient names beli these figures of ancestors stored ...


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Mangbetu Cowcow Slot Drum
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Tribal art > Djembe TamTam > Mangbetu Drum

Percussion musical instrument of the 'a target'_blank' 'rel'nofollow' href'https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Mangbetu_ (people)'' Mangbetu, , this wooden idiophone (3 kg)monooxyle in the shape of a half-moon has been fitted with a long slit that acts as a resonance opening. With handles at each end, it is lined with upholstery nails forming stripes and decorative patterns. Smooth, satin patina with warm reflections. Height on a base: 36 cm.
The slot drum is not only a musical instrument animating dance but also a vector of speech, since it serves to communicate messages: invitations to gatherings, various announcements, etc. In Central Africa, the ritualist, the only one authorized to use the instrument, also seeks to attract the attention of the spirits through the sound produced by ...


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Mangbetu anthropomorphic game
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Tribal art > Usual african items > Mangbetu game

The members of a female figure act as feet for this ingeniously crafted game of the type awalé of the family of mancalas . It has an apron dug of twenty-four alveoli, arranged on four rows. Cores, seeds, pebbles and shells formed the pawns. The object can be arranged vertically or horizontally.
oiled brown meds with reddish reflections.
The character wears body paints and scarifications similar to those of the Asua pygmies with whom the tribe had relationships, and which varied according to the circumstances. Among the Mangbetu, from an early age, the children also suffered a compression of the cranial box held tight by rapia ties.  Later, the young women were 'knitting' their hair on wicker strands and applied a headband to the forehead to bring out the hair and to form this ...

Mangbetu Long Chair
Tribal art > African Chair > Mangbetu Chair

Mangbetu African art, a prestigious art, was intended for the elite of society, such as this articulated chair whose studs are carved with anthropomorphic figures and faces. The seat, attached to the wood by a tapestry nail but from which it stands out on the upper left corner, is animal skin and has been restored. The brown patina is abraded locally, updating a light wood.
In the forest in northeastern Zaire, the Mangbetu kingdom has expressed itself through architectural works that impressed European visitors in the 19th century. Their furniture, weapons, adornments and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The Mangbetu story was based on the refinement of his court but also on cannibalistic customs. King Mangbetu Munza was so dubbed The cannibal king. The ...


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Mangbetu Parade Knife
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Tribal art > Usual african items > Mangbetu Knife

This knife, with a curved blade, has an elegant cephalomorphic pattern. The base of the neck is surrounded by a copper sheet. In the Mangbetu from an early age, upper-class children were compressed from the cranial box, which was kept tight by raffia bonds. Later, the hair was \


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Statue Mangbetu
Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Mangbetu

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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Statuette Mangbetu Nebeli
Tribal art > African Statues > Mangbetu Fetish

In addition to its remarkable statuary, the African art of the Mangbetu presents a wide variety of everyday objects, instruments and adornments. This ancient statuette has an interesting patina composed of several layers including an ochre-red revealing under a greyish coat and light beige cracked. Forearms and sex are missing. The statues of mangbetu ancestors are easily identifiable thanks to the typical headdress they have. This headdress represents the ideal canon of beauty within the mangbetu aristocracy. From an early age, children's skulls were compressed with raffia cords that distorted their skulls, and a high, flared headdress further accentuated the importance. Long scars, which varied according to the circumstances, roamed the sculpture, evoking the tribal paintings and ...


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