- Label Text
- Ivory pendants are miniature versions of a kind of mask used in initiation retreats. Pendants were also made of wood, bone and palm nut; today they are also made of aluminum. Worn around the neck, they function as protective and healing amulets.
- Ivory face pendant with small cap and rectangular beard, and overall dark yellow color with darker spots on the beard and eyebrows. An incised line across the brow forms a cross with a vertical line across the forehead to the top of the nose.
- Bob Bronson, -- to 1977
- Exhibition History
- African Emblems of Status, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., October 29, 1982-April 3, 1983
- Data Source
- National Museum of African Art
- Pende artist
- Early to mid-20th century
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bob Bronson
- H x W x D: 4.6 x 2.4 x 2.6cm (1 13/16 x 15/16 x 1in.)