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Pende Stool (N° 24344)

Old and rare hanging seat, supported by two heads, whose relatively crude size gives character to this element of African furniture. Patina of use, desication cracks.
The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Eastern settled on the banks of the Kasaï downstream from Tshikapa. The influences of neighboring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu 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, the diviner and his wife, the prostitute, the possessed, etc... The masks of initiation and those of power, the minganji, represent the ancestors and occur successively during the same ceremonies, agricultural festivals, initiation and circumcision rituals mukanda, enthronement of the chief.
Source: Kerchache, "African Art"; "100 people of Zaire and their sculpture" M.L. Félix
 

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyPende
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm26
Width19 cm
Weight1.39 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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