A three figure Charm from the Mongo people in Congo.
Oxidized light weight wood, black pigments fiber rope & seeds. I bought it from an inheritance in Antwerp. One arm missing on one of the three figures, a little chip missing on another arm and side of coiffure ( see pictures.)
B/w ill. MONGO people, Congo 1957 + Color Mongo Map
The Mongo people live in the equatorial forest of Central Africa. They are a Bantu ethnic group . Traditional religion of the Mongo people is largely one of ancestor worship, belief in nature spirits, fertility rites, with shamanic practices such as magic, sorcery, and witchcraft.
David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.
All lots from David Norden's collection are sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
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