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

Description
Sickness Mask - Raphia, Wood - Provenance Patrick Dierickx - Pende - West Africa
Mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

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

Lot details
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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