African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Pende mask

Pende mask (N° 23988)

Held in the hand, or suspended in the boxes, this type of small African mask for initiation, Mbuya , emanates from the Pende of the West. The Yaka influence is noticeable by the invoice of the slightly upturned nose.
The gaze recalls the custom among the Pende not to stare in public. This African Pendé mask has a raffia adornment around the face. Total height on base: 25 cm.
The western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the eastern people have settled on the banks of the Kasai downstream from Tshikapa. The influences of neighboring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salampasu imprinted on their large tribal art sculpture. Within this diversity, the Mbuya masks, realistic, produced every ten years, take on a festive function, and embody different characters, including the chief fumu or ufumu , the diviner and his wife, the prostitute, the jester, tundu, the possessed, etc... The Mbuya initiation masks linked to the initiation mukanda and those of power, the minganji, meanwhile, represent the ancestors and occur successively during the same ceremonies, agricultural festivals, rituals of initiation and mukanda circumcision, enthronement of the chief. (Art and Life in Africa, C.D. Roy)  

Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 90.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

By purchasing this artwork you will get 5% = (9.0 loyalty points = 9.0 euros) which you can use towards your next purchase

OriginCollection française
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, raphia
Height cm20
Width16 cm
Weight0.34 Kg
Socle includedYes

You could also be interested by these items
Masque GuereMasque KongoMasque ZandeMasque FipaMasque Lega

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art  - 

© 2023 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal