Lot: 431

75th tribal art auction

Pendant "ikoko"

D. R. Congo, Pende

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Boris Kegel-Konietzko, Hamburg, Germany
American Private Collection, New Jersey
H: 2.2 inch sold

ivory, with long beard ("mwevu"), supposed to be a symbol for authority and wisdom of the ancestors, ornaments in pokerwork, min. dam., base

Kerchache, Jacques & Jean-Louis Paudrat u.a., Die Kunst des Schwarzen Afrika, Freiburg, Basel, Wien 1988, ill. 219 ff.