A small Pende mask - Oriental Pende - DR Congo.
Beautiful small and authentic mask of the Oriental Pende people. This mask was used many times during the celebrations of initiation ending and also during agrarian rites celebrating the sowing of millet. They are called Munyangi or Fota. The patina of this mask testifies it was extensively handled.
Origin: former prestigious collection, Sablon, Brussels.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 26×0×0 cm