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Pende Muyombo Mask (N° 18003)

Differentiating from the Kiwoyo of the Eastern Pende, or Giwoyo ch those of the Centre, this African mask named Muyombo, wearing long braids of raffia, extends with a shorter chin strap. He wore a cap over a soft hat, tumba. Desication gaps and cracks on the chin.
The most of the masks of the Central Pende, sculpted by the dancers, were worn tilted on the forehead, to be seen in profile. Originally associated with the deceased lying on his diaper, this mask was associated with funeral rituals. Nowadays he participates in peaceful and festive ceremonies. The spendents live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the 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 masks Mbuya, realistic, produced every ten years, have a festive function, and embody different characters, including the chef, the soothsayer 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 rituals and circumcision mukanda, induction of the chief. Head.
Source: Pende Strother, ed. 5Continents.  

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Originex-collection italienne
EthnyPende
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, raphia
Height59
Width20
Weight1.35 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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