Mask (1) - Wood - Masque "Giphogo" Eastern - - Pende - Congo DRC

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

Ex. private collection - Paris - France,
1st half 20th century
Size: 35x33x30 cm
Weight: 2.1kg

Very nice Mask from the Eastern Pende ethnic group. ( Kasaï)
This imposing helmet mask incarnates a chief and it is preserved in a place devoted to the ancestors with the other objects which constitute the treasure of the chief.
Adorned with great magical powers, this mask will ward off bad spells or illnesses hanging over the community.
It is also found worn at the end of the initiation and circumcision ceremonies.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Masque "Giphogo" Eastern -
Ethnic group/ culture
Pende
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
35×33×30 cm
Weight
2.1 kg
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