|Object:||Ancient Ikhoko Amulet|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Pende|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||translation missing: en.no|
Ikhoko pendants are crafted by the Central PENDE. Most of the PENDE masks are carved in the Katundu style, which is the name of the very important chiefdom of this central region.
The Ikhoko are the reproductions of this people’s masks, in wood, bone or in ivory. They are generally made as a token of thanks, when a person who was ill heals.
This Eburnean tradition was only discovered within the Central PENDE, specifically where the Mbuya masks of the Katundu style were crafted.
The notoriety of the sculptors of the PENDE people is due to the Ikhoko.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).