Pascal Vernimmen

Pende palmwine cup

Pende

Congo

Height: 13 cm

DESCRIPTION

A fine rare Mpiin (Pende ) palmwine cup featuring a standing figure.

On ceremonial occasions, men and women drank palm wine from elaborately decorated cups, according to the consumer's social status. The face on this cup is carved in the form of a standing figure with its hands resting at either side of its torso.

CONDITION

Very good, no cracks or damage.

Provenance

Private Belgian collection, Ex JM Desaive

DATE

beginning 20th C

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm

PRICE

EUR €

Price On Request

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