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Mangbetu Standing Female Congo African Art 29 Inch

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Product #: 106467
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Title Mangbetu Standing Female Congo African Art 29 Inch
Type of Object Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo 
People Mangbetu
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Dimensions Height: 29.5 Inches
Width: 6.5 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.     
Damage/Repair Cracks, scrapes and chips and general wear

Additional Information: This beautifully crafted figure is carved in the dinstinct style of the Mangbetu.    Her scarification patterns are magnificent, on both her face and her torso and arms.  

The Azande and Mangbetu peoples live in the Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in the region of savanna and forest. They are organized into several small states and have had a multitude of cults and associations based on the spiritual believes. 

See Evan Maurer & Niangi Batulukisi & , Spirits Embodied Art of the Congo, 1999, pp. 140-145