African Tribal Art - Vessel, Mangbetu People, D. R. Congo

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Mangbetu people, D.R. Congo

9.25 by 10 inches diameter (23.5 by 25.3 cm)
20th century

A large non-figurative vessel from the Mangbetu, comprised of six lobes joined to a central vertical cylinder having an impressed crosshatch texture and incised designs on the lobes. No repairs or damage; remnants of a milky fluid, but it has no smell. Ex. private collection, Northern California.


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