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Ancestor Panel - Wood - Pende - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Ancestor Panel – Wood – Pende – DR Congo


Mid 20th century – Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Object: Ancestor Panel
Ethnic group/ culture: Pende
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 110×27×11 cm
Weight: 4500 g

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Beautiful authentic wooden ancestor panel from the PENDE, origin D.R. Congo.

Panel with a male figure, this depicted in relief and equipped with a hat and a hip string, on triangular geometric background. Figure with extensive orange painting in several layers, remains of light pigments over the entire front of the panel. Three dimensional panel made from wood
This form of figurative panels served as prestige and commemorative representations representations of the ancestors of the clan chief. This panel was set up in front of the entrance of the chief’s hut.

Older piece with obvious signs of tribal use and aging, slightly shiny patina.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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