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Ancestor figure Mangbetu Nebeli (N° 16954)

Triumphant virility for this male Mangbetu figure associated with fertility. 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 \  

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Originex-collectionTrevisan
EthnyMangbetu
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height50
Width16
Weight1.60 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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