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Monkey - Bembe - D.R. Congo

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Monkey - Bembe - D.R. Congo

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Early 20th century - Good condition

A Bembe tribe monkey figure, believed to aid in hunting. Finely carved statue with beautiful honey patina.

The Beembe live north of the Zaire River in Congo (Brazzaville) on a plateau that rises above the Niari River.
The Beembe have been closely linked to the Kingdom of Kongo since the 15th century. Although there are numerous theories about their origin, it is considered most likely they arrived in the region in two separate migrations: some had lived in the region since before 1485, while others split from Kongo after the battle with the Portuguese in 1665.

Their neighbors to the north are the Teke, who were the original inhabitants of the Dondo Plateau. The Beembe are matrilineal and polygamous.

Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden.

Size: 23 cm length - 25 cm with stand

May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, by appointment.

Free shipping. Sent by registered and insured mail up to €500 with Track & Trace (higher insurance value on request).

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Feedback score: 98.6%
Reviews given: 71
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    D.Norden est un excellent vendeur.LA qualité est là/ Le couple Dogon est d'une élégance simple/Le Songye et les3 Teke Mbuti rivalisent par leur authenticité

    lovviere July 22, 2017

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    Perfecte service en documentatie.

    urolmaas July 19, 2017

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    All ways perfect transactions, excellent seller. Thank you

    fernando4878 May 24, 2017

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    Tutto bene. Oggetto interessante

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    Vendeur de haut niveau, service parfait

    PRIMDAN April 8, 2017

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