From: Boma District | Maritime Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF35
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Mayombe | Kongo | Yombe
Provenience Boma District | Maritime Congo
Section African
Materials Fiber | Shell | Wood
Iconography Cicatrisation

Called Makuala and Matundu, representing spirits of the sacred rainbows of the Nkimba secret society. Two figures, each holding a rod or staff across shoulders, seated on square pedestal with long pointed handle; fringe of nuts or fruit shells fastened below pedestal.

Length 55 cm
Width 15.5 cm
Depth 13 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. H. Leslie, 1905
Other Number 139077 - Other Number

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