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Luba Pendant, DR Congo

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An ivory Luba mikisi mihasi pendant. Image by Paul Lois.

An ivory Luba 'mikisi mihasi' fertility pendant / Luba people of DR congo / Image by Paul Lois

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Africa | Ivory Charm "mikisi mihasi" from the Luba people of DR Congo | Luba ivory pendants are portraits, or at least likenessess, and are named and honored in memory of certain revered ancestors. Sculpted from bone and horn as well as from ivory, these delicate diminutive figures were suspended from cords together with other objects, including amulets, beads, and horns. The cords were worn diagonally across the chest or were attached to the arm. | 1300€ ~ sold

Africa | Ivory Charm "mikisi mihasi" from the Luba people of DR Congo | Luba ivory pendants are portraits, or at least likenessess, and are named and honored in memory of certain revered ancestors. Sculpted from bone and horn as well as from ivory, these delicate diminutive figures were suspended from cords together with other objects, including amulets, beads, and horns. The cords were worn diagonally across the chest or were attached to the arm. | 1300€ ~ sold

Africa | Charm "mikisi mihasi" from the Luba people of DR Congo | Ivory || These delicate diminutive figures were suspended from cords together with other objects, including amulets, beads, and horns. The cords were worn diagonally across the chest or were attached to the arm. Devotees anointed the figures with oil in homage of the ancestors. | Est. 600 - 1200 € ~ (June '14)

Africa | Charm "mikisi mihasi" from the Luba people of DR Congo | Ivory || These delicate diminutive figures were suspended from cords together with other objects, including amulets, beads, and horns. The cords were worn diagonally across the chest or were attached to the arm. Devotees anointed the figures with oil in homage of the ancestors. | Est. 600 - 1200 € ~ (June '14)

Unknown Luba artist, Pendant (mikisi mihasi), Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century. Patinated ivory. Height 7.5 cm.

Unknown Luba artist, Pendant (mikisi mihasi), Democratic Republic of the Congo, century.

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