Lot: 42975th tribal art auction
Collier avec masque amulette anthropomorphe "ikoko"
R. D. Congo, Pende
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|Boris Kegel-Konietzko, Hamburg, Germany
American Private Collection, New Jersey
L: 27 cm;
H: 6,5 cm (ikoko)
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blue and black glass beads, thread on three plant fibre strings, ivory pendant with a long grooved beard "mwevu"; such pendant masks were invoked during healing rites, where the patient was obliged to wear a miniature version of the mask around the neck, by way of protection. These pendants were formerly presented as trophies to the boys following their initiation "mukanda".