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Mangbetu Male Carving Scarification Congo African Art 36 Inch

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Title Mangbetu Male Carving Scarification Congo African Art 36 Inch
Type of Object Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo 
People Mangbetu
Materials Wood
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Height (in) 36.5
Width (in) 6.5
Depth (in) 5.5
Dimensions Height: 36.5 Inches
Width: 6.5 Inches
Depth: 5.5 Inches
40 inches tall including base (not removable). Base is 7.25 x 8.25 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 cracked and repaired left leg. damage to left ear with some repair.

Additional Information: This beautifully crafted figure is carved in the dinstinct style of the Mangbetu, with delicate striations carved into the skin with precision. The man is tall and slender, with exagerated feet and a towering coiffure.

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