Height of the object: 27 cm
Comment of the appraiser:
Members of Mangbetu and Zande nobility used boxes like this one to store valuable objects, like jewellery and protective charms.
Please note the famous elongated hairdo of the Mangbetu, worn by men, women and children since the youngest age, the skull having been deformed with strings.
Private collection, Strasbourg, 1930-2014.
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