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Ngata Bakuma Statues
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Piece from the collection of African art Emmanuel Philippe Salembier.

Such statues named Bonganga-Nganga are for rythes funeral.

These coffins are réaslisées statues in honor of dignitaries, often distinguished hunters.

And the remains of the deceased are exhumed and placed in these statues. These are placed in huts on the same location of the graves.

Such statues are distinguished by a large polychrome.

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