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Congo Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 169 pictures in our Congo collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Madimba - Congo - Pipe-smoking lady

A rather powerful looking lady from the Congo, smoking a pipe and carrying a large wicker basket on her head. She is the wife of the Chief of the Mpongo Tribe of Kibweta, Madimba, Congo, Africa. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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The scramble for Africa: the Berlin Conference, 1884-1885

French commentary on the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885: Otto von Bismarck, then Chancellor of Germany, is portrayed here wielding a knife over a sliced up cake, marked 'Africa'. His fellow delegates seated around the table look on aghast. Date: 1884-1885

© Mary Evans Picture Library

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An idol from the Congo with nails and knives driven into it

An idol from the Congo with knives and nails driven in to it. The wooden idol, from the region north of the Lower Congo (Chiloango River), is from the British Museum and is covered in knives and nails knocked into it by worshippers. Known as Mangaka, its aid was sought by men who had suffered from theft, accident, sickness, or misfortune. The victim, on payment of a fee, was permitted to drive a nail or knife blade into the figure to call the attention of the supernatural power, which the figure represents. Figure featured in a double page spread in The Illustrated London News comparing this practice to similar actions upon German statues during the First World War, particularly that of Hindenburg in Berlin. German people paid to knock nails into his effigy and other popular heroes. Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans