Lot 193: An Eastern Pende figure

People: Eastern Pende
DR Congo
H: 24 1/2"
Of unusual form, the figure carved as a Giphogo dancer; probably not made as a roof finial, but as an interior hut decoration of a chief's Kyobo. The figure with a classical painted Giphogo mask and worn body in typical Pende style and proportion. Rare and very sculpturally impressive. On a custom base.

Ex. Reinhold collection, NY c. 1980's.

Price Realized: $700

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