Mangbetu Woman Carved Bone Brooch

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.

Mangbetu Woman Carved Bone Brooch

$135.00
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Mangbetu Woman Carved Bone Brooch

$135.00
$135.00

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.