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Ceremonial spoon Mangbetu (N° 16687)

The mangbetu's ceremonial objects have a wide variety, such as this prestigious spoon whose anthropomorphic handle borrows the silhouette of a woman wearing traditional body motifs, inspired by the tattoos of the neighboring Asua pygmies, evolving according to the circumstances. She also wears the famous headdress that resulted from compression by raffia ties of the cranial box from an early age. The hair was later \  

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Originex-collection belge
Height cm28
Width8 cm
Weight0.10 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle includedYes

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