Ancient Bongo Stone Figure (CSTA 063)

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The Bongo are an ethnic group living in South Sudan, mostly in the Tonj District. They are mainly an agricultural community, they do some forestry on a small level. This ancient stone acted as a funerary post in the Bongo society and was used during burial ceremonies. This is a fine naturally weathered specimen with clear signs of old age. It was hand-carved from a very heavy and thick porous orange stone.

Material: Porous-orange stone/rock

Condition: Weathered with age

Age:approx 60-100yrs

Origin: Sudan

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Weight 8.5 kg
Dimensions 27 × 20 × 20 cm

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