Lot: 26498th Auction
Small bird sculpture "kolokolo" (woodpecker)
D. R. Congo, Holo
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|H: 4.8 inch||
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).