The Pende bone pendant is a miniature representation of a mask that was given to initiates to be carried throughout their lives for protection. These amulets known as Ikhoko are made of bone, wood or seed pods and acted as a talisman for the initiate to reinforce societal morals and values.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early-Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a San Francisco CA collection
Materials: Bone with leather necklace
Dimensions: 2 1/2 in. high x 1 in. wide
Condition: Appears in fine condition
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