Pongdudu warrior mask - Boa - DR Congo

Description
Pongdudu warrior mask - Boa - DR Congo
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

31 cm.
Wood.
Former collection Belgium; it would have been collected during a trip of an employee of the UMHK (Mining Union of Upper Katanga) in the region of Goma.

The Pongdudu masks cannot be mistaken because of their characteristic allure.
We can recognise these by their expression, strongly marked by a wide smile, often toothed like it is the case here, and especially by the famous protruding ears, which can sometimes be articulated.
It seems that these masks were worn by the bravest warriors.

Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track & trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Object
Pongdudu warrior mask
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Boa
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
31×0×0 cm
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