Lot n° 229
600 - 800
MAROTTE KEBE KEBE KUYU, Democratic Republic... - Lot 229 - Crait + Müller
MAROTTE KEBE KEBE KUYU, Democratic Republic of Congo
Medium-hard wood with brown patina, kaolin, pigments, accidents.
H. 53 cm
Kebe kebe marotte brandished during djo festivities, or snake worship. It is adorned with a face characteristic of the style, the almond-shaped eyes sculpted in slight relief, on either side of a schematic nose. The mouth, with the same stretched shape as the eyes, opens onto teeth that are partly cut into points. The headdress, streaked with fine strands, is made of a double bun in a shell.
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