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Boa mask Kpongadomba, Pongdudu (N° 20749)

Featuring circular ears, perforated like the ear pavilions of the Eastern Boa, the "bavobongo", and a toothed mouth, this African tribal mask gave an impressive appearance to its wearer.
Polychrome matte patina.
Supposed to make one invulnerable and with the aim of terrifying the enemy, the African mask kpongadomba or " Pongdudu " of the Boa was ordered by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior . It was then kept in his wife's hut. Close to the Mangbetu and the Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa have used these masks for educational purposes with children since the pacification of the Uele region.  

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Originex-collection belge
EthnyBoa
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height36
Width22
Weight0.50 Kg
Estimated datingcontemporain
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