a pende bone ikhoko:these are replicas of the mbuya masks worn for healing purpose and protection
provenance:doctor felix lauwers who bought it to vandewalle in 1963
who is who in african art says :
Vandewalle, Jean Batiste Constant & Agnes [1894 - 27 July 1986]
Coll. Antwerp-Belgium. Colonial administrator in Belgian Congo from 1922-1937, he was four years mayor of Elisabethville and later he became administrateur principal of Katanga. Donated many objects to the MRAC in Tervuren, the rest of the collection, manly of Kasai-Luluwa, was bought by Dr. Felix Lauwers. (Prov. Bwete, Drouot, 20 December, 1982.