Lot 182: A Holo figure and a Holo slit drum

People: Holo
DR Congo
H: 12 1/2" and 10 "
The first a classical Holo figure with naturalistic features, and well carved body, with remains of reddish pigment. Fine surface and signs of wear and use. The second a small slit drum, possibly used for mixing medicines, topped with a Southern Holo face. Also exceptional patina and signs of use. each on a custom base. Authenticated by Dr. Arthur P. Bourgeois - World authority on the Kwilu-Kwango peoples.

Collected in Congo prior to 1970 by Lawson Mooney, former Director of Catholic Aid Agencies; Dr. Kenneth Adelman, former US Deputy Ambassador to the UN, and one time member of USAID, Zaire, c. 1975; A NY Private collection.


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