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Female figure Mangbetu Nebeli (N° 16523)

The geometric alites inscribed on the face and body of this pregnant female figure feature traditional ethnic paintings, inspired by the tattoos of nearby Asua pygmies, which varied according to the circumstances. 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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Originex-collection française
EthnyMangbetu
CountryCongo
Material(s)wood
Height65
Width20
Weight3.10 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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