Lot: 264

98th Auction

Small bird sculpture "kolokolo" (woodpecker)

D. R. Congo, Holo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 4.8 inch 3000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigments, encrusted patina, base

According to F. Mottas, these bird sculptures have a guardian and protective function.

In the houses, sometimes erected on the roof, these guardian birds are intended to bring good fortune to the inhabitants (cf. AHDRC 0016787).