Box with an anthropomorphic figure
Mangbetu culture, Democratic Republic of Congo
First half of the 20th century.
Height: 26 cm; Diameter: 4.5 cm.
The box merges with an anthropomorphic figure standing on stocky legs. The cylindrical straight bust forms the recipient. This object is opened and closed by a plug which is the figure’s head. The woodcarving presents stylistic features of the Mangbetu culture. In fact, the stretched skull is striated with incisions, the pierced ears - which very likely used to have earrings - are C-shaped, the eyes remind coffee beans, the triangular nose is short, and finally, the mouth is depicted by a short horizontal incision.
- Prima metà XX secolo
- Repubblica Democratica del Congo
- Buone condizioni
- 26×4.5×0 cm
- Boite ou Pot anthropomorphe
- Venduto con supporto