Lot: 373

87th Tribal Art Auction


D. R. Congo, Bakongo

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H: 2 inch This object is not available anymore.

ivory, in shape of stylized claws, incised dots, accentuated by black pigment. Used for initiation rites of the "lemba" society.

Felix, Marc L. (ed.), Kongo Kingdom Art, China 2003, p. 236, ill. 6,23
This object is subject to CITES. Please note that it can only be sent within the European Community. At the present time export in third countries is prohibited.