Mangbetu Woman Carved Bone Brooch

Mangbetu Woman Carved Bone Brooch

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2.25 x 1.5 inches | carved bovine bone

Possibly modeled after the iconic "Mangbetu Woman" photographs that began circulating internationally around 1967. A tribe of the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Central Africa, the Mangbetu practiced Lipombo, the art of head elongation that denoted majesty and status.