Mangbetu ivory figure for sale


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Here we have a Mangbetu ivory figure. The Mangbetu or sometimes written Monbettu are people living south of the Zande. Northeastern Congo (Kinshasha). Mangbetu is actually referring to the aristocracy.


The figure is of a standing woman, with the typical increased skull.  Furthermore, the arms along the body have some sort of  penetrations in the hands. The Mangbetu people are famous for their increased skull as this is a custom used to in real live.

The figures measurement are: height 25 cm  weight 475 grams


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Additional information

Weight475 g
Dimensions25 cm