Pende Pendant, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lot 218Y
Pende Pendant, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sold for US$ 2,750 inc. premium
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Pende Pendant, Democratic Republic of the Congo
ikoko
height 2 3/4in (7cm)

Ivory

Provenance:
Merton Simpson, New York
Private Collection, California

The carving of ivory is a highly developed art form of the Pende. These miniature masks, ikoko, are worn on necklaces by men to signify the "successful" completion of circumcision. The work offered here is finely carved with rich, honey brown patina.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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    United States
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