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Double Bacongo seated - offered figure- D.R.C. Congo.

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Double Bacongo seated - offered figure- D.R.C. Congo.

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From the 1940's - Good condition. Collection Carlo Monzino

Rare double Bacongo figure layered grey patina from offerings. Carlo Monzino collection.

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Height: 19 cm, large 15 cm.
Condition: Dry patina, grey color.
Origin: d.R.C. Congo.

Provenance: -Carlo Monzino (1931-1996), Castagnola, Switserland.
- Hammer Zurich, Switserland.

Bacongo figures are not easy to find, such a double female representation I have only seen on Ivory staffs.
The Congo have lived along the Atlantic coast of Central Africa, in a region that by the 15th century was a centralized and well organized Kongo kingdom. They were among the first to protest slavery in letters to the King of Portugal in the 1510s and 1520s, then succumbed to the demands for slaves from the Portuguese through the 16th century.
The Kongo people, state the colonial era accounts, included a reverence for their ancestors and spirits. Only Nzambi a Mpungu, the name for the high god, is usually held to have existed outside the world and to have created it.

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