Figurative jar - Mangbetu - Congo DRC - SOLD

The work of the terracotta in African art in Congo

This jar magnificently illustrates a Mangbetu art dedicated to the exaltation of beauty. In the first quarter of the twentieth century, some artists - in the village of Niangara and at the court of King Okondo - initiated the tradition of an anthropomorphic pottery that has emerged as one of the most sensitive expressions of art Mangbetu.

This is one of the most remarkable witnesses.

Transcending the functionality of the object, the bust / receptacle blossoms in the curves of the belly, the movement of the neck offering to the head its haughty port. To the perfection of the form is added the refinement of the signs of beauty, expressed in the features of the face or arranged by the hand of the man.

We find this type of jar among others at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Base included!

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Data sheet

29 x 12 cm
Ethnic group
Terracotta / Ceramic
Democratic Republic of the Congo

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