late 1800s-early 1900s
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Wood, iron alloy, glass beads, plant fiber, and cloth
Overall: 41 x 13 x 11.5 cm (16 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)
René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2010.459.2
Odette Delenne, the collector of this pair, said that these figures reminded her of herself and her husband, René.
Carving of paired figures is quite well documented among the Ngbandi and its neighbors the Ngbaka-Minagende, where such sculptures are said to represent the mythical ancestor Seto and his sister-wife, Nabo. Field-based research cannot confirm the existence of figurative couples among the Ngbandi.
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