Dignitary staff, East-Pende, D.R. Congo.
This is rare Pende dignitary staff surmounted by an anthropomorphic head with deepened facial plane, showing tribe-typical facial features such as heavy eyelids, interwoven cheek tattoos etc…. crowned by a high-pointed headgear.
Wood, reddish brown patina, blackened in parts, minor missing parts, wear and use.
Height: 146 cm - 57.5 inch.
Provenance: Purchased by the previous owner in 1970 from the father of David Norden who owned an antique shop outside the center of Antwerp.
Price: € 1250,- Special offer: € 650,-