Mangbetu Pottery Figure #2294

 

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ITEM # SIZE ft.& in. DESCRIPTION, APPROX. AGE PRICE US$
#2294 10" tall Mangbetu pottery figure, Mangbetu Peoples, D.R. Congo, 20thC vintage, the Mangbetu are one of the few African tribes that practice head deformation similar to some Native American groups, a hollow terracotta with vent hole in head, the coiffure is rows of braids tied tightly to the scalp, ritual body scarification, we normally see these figures carved of wood, generally in very good condition $495.00