Lot: 32297th Auction
Post with anthropomorphic heads
D. R. Congo, Lengola
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium||H: 68.5 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, traces of weathering / insect damage in the lower area, base
The exact purpose of these posts, which were used by the Lengola and the neighbouring Metoko, is still not clear.
It is believed that such object were used in initiatory and funerary contexts. The juxtaposition of carved heads could metaphorically stand for the succession of generations of initiates and ancestors.