Female Figure of a Pair

Wood, iron alloy, glass beads, plant fiber, and cloth | 41 x 13 x 11.5cm | late 1800s-early 1900s

Unknown Artist

Carving of paired figures is quite well documented among the Ngbandi and its neighbors the Ngbaka-Minagende, where such sculptures are said to represent the mythical ancestor Seto and his sister-wife, Nabo. Field-based research cannot confirm the exi...
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