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(N° 5906)

Wonderful Pende mask.
There are generally the Pende of the Center, those in the East (Kasai) or even the west (Kwilu). There are a wide variety of statues and masks Pende (at least sixty) often anthropomorphic but sometimes zoomorphic.
The style of Western Pende, one of Kwilu, is characterized by masks Mbuya to heavy-lidded, a continuous line of eyebrows, the forehead, snub nose and mouth drooping. The masks depict the various characters of the villagers. They are among a score in this category. Some masks important Mbuya involved in healing rituals. In Pende, artists are recognized as having mysterious donations. They are better off as a high status in society. kiwoyo pendants of the West, the region is the mask Katundu said the hunter "victorious". It is characterized by a prolongation awarded the base of the chin. The mask when used during the closing ceremonies of initiation schools. Twenty masked figures representing heroes, animals, the village elders. They dance in turn, out of sight of women. Light wood fiber, raffia, pigment black, red and white.  


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OriginEx collection belge
Height cm32
Width22 cm
Weight0.58 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1970
Socle inclusOptional

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