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Sickness Mask - Raphia, Wood - Provenance Patrick Dierickx - Pende - West Africa

Sickness Mask - Raphia, Wood - Provenance Patrick Dierickx - Pende - West Africa

A Pende sickness mask Provenance Patrick Dierickx

H= 30 cm no stand .

CONDITION: wood, raphia, black & white pigments.one chip missing near the ear on the back, otherwise perfect condition.

The mbangu mask is a variation on the representation of a highly regarded hunter who has been stricken with facial paralysis

Collected in the 70's by Patrick Dierickx, Brussels. Estimated age: 1940-50's

Object Sickness Mask
Indigenous object name Provenance Patrick Dierickx
Ethnic group/ culture Pende
Region/ country West Africa
Material Raphia, Wood
Period Mid 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand No
Dimensions 30×19×18 cm
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