A Fine and Large Central African Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba Peoples Ivory Pestle

A Fine and Large Central African Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba Peoples Ivory Pestle

1800 to 1900 Democratic Republic of the Congo

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A Fine and Large Central African Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuba Peoples Ivory
Pestle
Smooth oily aged patina
19th Century

Size: 62cm long – 24½ ins long
cf Finch and Co catalogue no. 9, item no. 68 for another smaller ivory pestle
Showing wear from years of use this ivory pestle from the Kuba region refers to the relationship between success in hunting and a display of potent status imbued objects. It is the women who used these ivory pestles in the daily preparation of food and as important heirlooms they were passed down to succeeding generations through the female line.
Dimensions
Height 62.00 cm (24.41 inches)
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