Prof. Dr. Raymond Corbey

Raymond Corbey is an anthropologist at the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University, the Netherlands. His recent research focuses on the ritual art and the cosmologies of various peoples of New Guinea, Insular Southeast Asia and Central Africa.

Books by Raymond Corbey

Death and Display

Kuba funerary art from the Congo River Basin

Raymond Corbey | 2024

During funerals of nobles in the Kuba kingdom (Democratic Republic of Congo), visitors used to theatrically offer so-called bongotols to the deceased and the mourning family. These highly appreciated valuables were either positioned under the…

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