A Pende female figure
Lot 730
A Pende female figure
Sold for US$ 5,100 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Pende female figure
Lot Details
Property of various owners
A superb Pende female figure
Democratic Republic of Congo, standing erect with hieratic naturalistic face, beneath the parted ridged coif. The long arms bent with the wrists resting on the scarified abdomen; a metal ring around one arm. The legs bent at the knees. Overall remains of red pigment and some minor signs of stabilized insect depredation.
height 29 ½in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Alvin Abrams, Greenwich, CT

    Published:
    Robbins and Nooter, African Art in American Collections, p.402; fig. 1024.
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