Mask - Wood - Pende - Congo DRC

Description
Mask - Wood - Pende - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Good

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.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Pende
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
26×0×0 cm
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