Lot: 32297e Vente aux enchères
Poteau avec têtes anthropomorphes
R. D. Congo, Lengola
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium||H: 174 cm||Cet objet n’est plus disponible.|
wood, traces of weathering / insect damage in the lower area, base
The exact purpose of these posts, which were used by the Lengola and the neighbouring Metoko, is still not clear.
It is believed that such object were used in initiatory and funerary contexts. The juxtaposition of carved heads could metaphorically stand for the succession of generations of initiates and ancestors.