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Fine Hair Pin

Mangbetu, DRC

35. Fine Hair Pin. Mangbetu Culture, DRC

Delicately balanced hair pins such as this would have been worn as a symbol of wealth and high social status by royal Mangbetu men and women. This pin consists of a beautifully curved, sculptural form crowned with a rounded, slightly pointed head.  For Mangbetu artisans, the creation of these prestige items would have required great skill.

Reference

R. Sieber & F. Herreman, Hair in African Art and Culture, The Museum for African Art, p. 121-122

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H: 31 CM
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