Bongo Funerary Stone (LSTA 102)

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#LSTA 102
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$2,000.0

Description

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  stone.

Material:  rock

Condition: Weathered with age

Age:approx 50-60yrs

Origin: Sudan

Additional information

Weight 12.5 kg
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 37 cm

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