Democratic Republic of Congo, Pende or Wongo Peoples, late 19th century | Anthropomorphic Cup
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Pende or Wongo Peoples, late 19th century
21cm. high, 12cm. wide, 7cm. deep; 8¼in. by 4¾in. by 2¾in.
This well executed piece shows signs of its age. There are rim chips to aperture on head and losses at these sites. The surface is generally good. The left arm proper with a natural knot hole to verso. The left foot proper with loss and drilled repair holes where this missing piece was at some point attached. Loss to big toe on other foot. Bronze museum quality stand in good order.
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