By Appointment Only Leuven Belgium 32475648678
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$ 16,772

Collection of 20 Decorative Bembe Mudzini Reliquary Figures, DRC

Origin Congo-Brazzaville
Period 1920-1949
Materials Organic materials, handcrafted
W. 9.65 in; H. 20 in; D. 6.69 in;
W. 24.5 cm; H. 50.8 cm; D. 17 cm;
Condition Good. These items are in good condition.
Description Such dolls were mostly used for a so-called second funeral. After the deceased was buried, the remains were exhumed again a few months later. Sometimes pieces of hair or of bone were taken and inserted into these dolls. This allowed the relatives to always have a link with the deceased.Second half 20th C
Styles / Movements Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 1908
Incollect Reference Number 460532
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