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

Pende Mbangu Mask (N° 17265)

The masks of disease Pende Mbangu (deformed mouth) or Bwala-Bwala , illustrate, by their outraged features, the patient in an epileptic seizure or the result of facial paralysis caused by witchcraft rituals. The dancer wearing this comedy mask is wearing a feather hat gifuatu guinea fowl, coucal or touraco, or lumbandu, a crown of leaves. It is also often equipped with a bump on the back, exaggerating the handicapped aspect of the character. This Mask of Pende established in Upper Kwango is distinguished by its bent nose and a deformed mouth. It is also enhanced with contrasting colors, here faintly perceptible. The hairstyle composed of vegetable fibers and raw canvas is made around a frame of basketry. Abrasions. The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Easterners have settled on the banks of the Kasai river downstream of Tshikapa. The influences of the neighbouring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu, were imprinted on their large tribal art sculpture. Within this diversity the Mbuya, realistic, produced every ten years, have a festive function, and embody different characters difficult to differentiate without their costume, including the head fumu or ufumu, the soothsayer and his wife, the prostitute, the buffoon, tundu, the possessed, etc. ( Art and Life in Africa, C.D. Roy; Pende Strother)  

Watch the video


Sold for 195.00
 


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





Originex-collection allemande
EthnyPende
CountryRDC
Material(s)wood, plant fibre, textile
Height38
Width22
Weight3.40 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Masque LubaMasque LegaMasque KongoMasque KifwebeMasque Dan

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

17266

Previously viewed items
African art - Pende Mbangu Mask
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A, rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100