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Wooden statue possibly showing macroglossia, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1880-1910
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Wooden statue possibly showing macroglossia, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1880-1910
Wooden statue, possibly indicating macroglossia, Congo
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Work Type
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Date
1880-1910
Location
Democratic Republic of Congo
Material
eyes, shell
wood
Description
Wooden statue, possibly indicating macroglossia, Congo
Macroglossia is a disorder where the tongue is larger than normal. This may be due to an inherited condition or a disorder from birth. This statue may be from the Songye people of the Democratic Republic Congo.
Macroglossia is a disorder where the tongue becomes enlarged. This may be due to a range of causes, which include a number of inherited conditions, physical injury or through the growth of either benign or malignant tumours. Left untreated the condition can seriously affect an individual"s ability to speak or eat.
This statue is believed to be from the Songye people of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa and was bought at auction by one of Henry Wellcome"s collecting agents in 1932.
Macroglossia is a disorder where the tongue becomes enlarged. This may be due to a range of causes, which include a number of inherited conditions, physical injury or through the growth of either benign or malignant tumours. Left untreated the condition can seriously affect an individual"s ability to speak or eat.
This statue is believed to be from the Songye people of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa and was bought at auction by one of Henry Wellcome"s collecting agents in 1932.
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Subject
statue
ID Number
co104213
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Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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