Mangbetu, Terracotta

Mangbetu, Terracotta

recipient, terracotta
Date
early XXth century
Size
Height 33 cm
Collection
Tribal Art
Condition
good state Chipped at the neck)
Inventory number
120
Price
4'200
 

Beautiful terracotta from the Mangbetus ethnic groupe, at the north of Congo’s Democratic republic, accompanied with a small flat lid and ornated with the caracteristic spiral pattern of the Mangbetu pots 

The piece presents a beautiful dark profile in black graphite.

 

Origin :

  • Private French collection

 

Bibliography :

  • Terres cuites Africaines, un héritage millénaire, Musée Barbier Muller, Somogy (éd) 2008 cat 154, p.236

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