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Mounted Pende Lizard House PanelProv: Jo De Buck

Lot 0053
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

Condition

Reasonable condition, some insect damages and missing parts.

Dimensions

35.7 x 97.1 x 5.9 cm

Buyer's Premium

  • 12%

Mounted Pende Lizard House PanelProv: Jo De Buck

Estimate €3,000 - €5,000Sep 22