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4X Lot Mbuti fertility statuettes - Wood - Pere Bambuti pigmies - statuette - Zande Azande - Ituri forest - D. R. of Congo

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4X Lot Mbuti fertility statuettes - Wood - Pere Bambuti pigmies - statuette - Zande Azande - Ituri forest - D. R. of Congo

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1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: 4X Lot Mbuti fertility statuettes
Ethnic group/ culture: Pere Bambuti pigmies - statuette - Zande Azande
Region/ country: Ituri forest - D. R. of Congo
Material: Wood
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 16.9×13×8.8 cm

4X lot fertility statuettes from Mbuti pygmies, Ituri forest, D. R. of Congo.

Estimated age: 1930-1940.

The statuettes are two male and two female. Dimensions: male #1: width: 12.1 cm; height: 16.9 cm; depth: 6.9 cm; male #2: width: 11.7 cm; height: 12.8 cm; depth: 5.8 cm; female #1: width: 11.3 cm; height: 14.2 cm; depth: 8.4 cm; female #2: width: 13 cm; height: 13.4 cm; depth: 8.8 cm.

Provenance: collected on early fifties by comboni fathers in Ituri.

Materials: wood, riverbed clay, forest clay, iron, vegetal ropes, barkcloth, natural pigments. The statuettes have been covered in the course of time by libations and offerings, as well as sacrificial materials, showing a deep encrusted patina.

Overall condition: the statuettes show deep use; two of them have small cracks on arms and feet, but they're still entire and without any missing parts; all the statuettes are in good condition and well preserved.

These are unique items, very hard to find. Mbuti pygmies don't commerce these statuettes. Only few examples have been catalogued in western museums. Possibly they're not in use anymore among the Bambuti.

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