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Mangbetu anthropomorphic slit drum (N° 15046)

African court art Mangbetu and statues of ancestors
This traditional musical instrument features a hollowed-out soundbox topped with a head. The stick that accompanies it in a miniature shape. The geometric patterns on the object evoke the bodily 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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Originex-collection française
EthnyMangbetu
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height25
Width9
Weight0.35 Kg

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