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Bat Hawk
Bat Hawk
The bat hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus) is a raptor found in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia to New Guinea. It is named for its diet, which consists mainly of bats.[2] It requires open space in which to hunt, but will live anywhere from dense rainforest to semi-arid veld.
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Giraffe catfish
Giraffe catfish
The giraffe catfish, Auchenoglanis occidentalis, is an African catfish. It eats plants off the floor of lakes and streams.
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Phemba motherhood statue
Phemba motherhood statue
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Mask
Mask
It is possible that, from the end of the 19th to the start of the 20th century, such masks had a link with important hunting brotherhoods. Later on, in the 1970s, these masks danced to encourage fertility and the well-being of the community. These masks would have also had female counterparts.
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Negbamba drum
Negbamba drum
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Stanley's cap
Stanley's cap
Cap worn by M. Stanley during his expedition in search of Emin Pasha.
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Ceremonial dagger
Ceremonial dagger
This sculpted knife handle from the North-East of Congo testifies to a desire to embellish and enrich the ceremonial daggers. The refinement of the head or body, which is purely decorative in nature, emphasises the rank and weatlh of its owner.
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Mask
Mask
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