Mbuya Jia Kifutshi Mask - Pende Bapende - D.R Congo
Provenance: private collection, Belgium.
Dimensions: 35 x 15 cm.
Materials: wood, raffia.
Traditional masks from the Mbuya village are used to entertain a community during non-ritual festivities.
Formerly, these masks were used for ceremonies of the Mukanda initiation, to mark the end of the rituals regarding masculine circumcision, Mbuya masquerades currently take place to enhance a certain number of figures and roles within the Pende society.
This piece was carved in a single piece of wood, the neck is integrally part of the mask.
The raffia headdress still remains.
Object of African art in beautiful state of preservation. Wonderful internal patina.
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Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.
- Mask Mbuya Jia Kifutshi
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- 1st half 20th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 35×15×0 cm