Two finely carved wooden figurative busts, each crowned with a cross-hatched coiffure, feature at the centre of this Pende chieftain's necklace. Bounding the two figures together is rattan fibre, which has been arranged at the front into a beautiful coiled knot. Around the central pendant, dark-and-light coloured, alternating patterns of early glass white beads and seed pods decorate the strand of the necklace.
Ex Mario Stella Collection, Italy
Estimated Period: Mid-20th Century
Height of Custom-Made Mount: 36.5cm
Width of Custom-Made Mount: 15cm
Depth of Custom-Made Mount: 2cm
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