Kongo female figure
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Kongo female figure


Kongo African art (pl. Bakongo) is renowned for its statues of subtle naturalism lending their bodies to a suggestive sensuality, like the statuettes supporting the weight of their breasts placed high, a sign of fertility as demonstrated by this refined female figure .

The female figure in the Bakongo tradition displays the signs of her ethnic and social identity: she wears a dignitary cap, the teeth present a characteristic irregularity due to the pointed filing of the upper incisors, the bust and back are sometimes covered with scarifications .

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Presumed dating
Circa 1960
20 cm
Ethnic group
Kongo / Bakongo
Wood, metal
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tribal art collection Belgium

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