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Depicting a couple making love, a man with a megaphone and one with a umbrella, another with drums
Late 19th Century
Size: 51.5 cm high – 20¼ ins high
See Finch and Co catalogue no. 2, item no. 73, catalogue no. 4, item no. 52, catalogue no. 5, item no. 64, and catalogue no. 8, item no. 88, for other examples
It has been suggested that the spiralling pattern has a long history in the Kongo region and alludes to the path of reincarnation that the people believe the dead follow from earth to ancestral realm and back again to be reborn.
|Height||51.50 cm||(20.28 inches)|