African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Mangbetu Statue

Mangbetu Statue (N° 25477)

Sculpted work of the Mangbetu type depicting a naked woman, styled according to traditional use, and This headdress emphasized the elongation of the skull, typical of the group, as well as compression of the head from a very young age gradually deformed. The subject, massive, is distinguished by the size of its feet and ears.
Satin patina, cracks, gaps (toes).
The ancients call beli the anthropomorphic figures embodying ancestors, stored out of sight, and comparable to those belonging to their secret society nebeli. The Mangebetu kingdom in northern Congo produced architectural works that impressed European visitors in the 19th century. Their furniture, weapons, ornaments and statuary were imbued with a rare aesthetic quality. The ethnologist G.A. Schweinfurth in 1870 described its symmetry and refinement, while at the same time testifying to the ritual murders and human sacrifices practiced by "the people of the elongated heads".  

280.00 
Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 140.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





By purchasing this artwork you will get 5% = (14.0 loyalty points = 14.0 euros) which you can use towards your next purchase

OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyMangbetu
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm41
Width13 cm
Weight1.90 Kg

You could also be interested by these items

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts


You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art - Mangbetu Statue
African art  - 

© 2024 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal