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Africa | Ivory Charm "mikisi mihasi" from the Luba people of DR Congo | Luba ivory pendants are portraits, or at least likenessess, and are named and honored in memory of certain revered ancestors. Sculpted from bone and horn as well as from ivory, these delicate diminutive figures were suspended from cords together with other objects, including amulets, beads, and horns. The cords were worn diagonally across the chest or were attached to the arm.