Mounted Pende Lizard House PanelProv: Jo De Buck
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Lot 0053 Details
A fine house panel from the Pende people in Congo. These pieces were used to decorate the entrance of the Nganga's house, and were placed in a particular order. There were usually three around the door: a lizard on the left, a Pania Gombe mask above, and a female mother with child on the right. They served an apotropaic function. The lizard is decorated with scarifications. Prov : Jo de Buck, an previously in another collection as testified by the presence of a number on the stand in white paint (537/25997). H= 98cm
Reasonable condition, some insect damages and missing parts.
Dimensions35.7 x 97.1 x 5.9 cm