Lot: 339

94th Tribal Art Auction

Mask-pendant "gikhoko" (pl. "ikhoko")

D. R. Congo, Pende

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Horst Scheuermann, Bremen, Germany (acquired in Paris in the 1970s) H: 2.2 inch 800 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

ivory, pigment, old collection label and handwritten inventory number "269-13" These protective amulets were very popular with the Pende. They are modeled after the "mbuya" masks, which appear in a wide range of variations.

This object is subject to CITES. Please note that it can only be sent within the European Community. At the present time export in third countries is prohibited.