Mpundu Tabwa doll - SOLD OUT

This day in our gallery of African art, this African doll Mpundu Tabwa ethnicity. This type of doll was intended for the cult of twins, a bit like the Yoruba in the body of art of which we find figures Ere Ibeji figuring twins.
This statuette with a cylindrical body is surmounted by a characteristic head. There are many finely carved scarifications that illustrate those worn by members of the ethnic group. Around the neck, a small pearl necklace testifying to the concern of the mother to her child. At the back of the room, a metal strip is integrated into the trunk.

This item comes from the personal collection of a person known in the world of tribal art objects.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
24,5 x 7 cm
Ethnic group
Tabwa / Batabwa
Wood, beads
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tribal art collection Belgium

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