Mask (1) - Wood - Masque "Mbuya" - Pende - Congo DRC

Description
Mask (1) - Wood - Masque "Mbuya" - Pende - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Excellent

Ex. private collection - Paris - France,
1st half 20th century
Size: 22x15x11 cm
Weight: 0.4kg

Old Pende mask characterized by a "big" rond nose.
Mask with a lot of volume and an internal very nice carving work

Mbuya masks are characterized by a triangular and convex face, heavy eyelids lowered, triangular too, and a line of eyebrows forming a "V".
We can still note a nose generally rolled up with wide open nostrils and a toothed mouth.
"Mbuya" masks used to be used in circumcision rituals. Then they were desecrated for entertainment, during real comedy scenes highlighting many everyday characters: the chef, the wives, the old men, tradespeople and also animals ...

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Masque "Mbuya"
Ethnic group/ culture
Pende
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
22×15×11 cm
Weight
0.25 kg
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