Teke Necklace - D.R. Congo

This is a fine and robust Teke necklace known as mulua u a mpu, which denotes chiefly status. Hand cast in circular form, the whole is decorated with linear designs both incised and embossed, arranged in a highly structural manner and carried beyond the confines of the circular silhouette by periodic rectangular flanges.

Hand-forged brass
late 19th/early 20th c
H: 12" W: 12"
private UK collection
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