four ivory african pendants height of largest 2 1/2in
Lot 2113Y
A Pende ivory pendant, ikoko, Democratic Republic of the Congo
US$ 6,000 - 8,000
£3,600 - 4,800
Lot Details
A Pende ivory pendant, ikoko, Democratic Republic of the Congo
height 2in
finely carved with rich, honey brown patina.

The carving of ivory is a highly developed artform of the Pende. Miniature masks, ikoko, worn on necklaces, are worn on necklaces by men to signify the successfuly completion of circumcision.

Provenance:
Merton Simpson, New York, late 1970's

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