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Pende Spoons (N° 24793) Deposit sale

French African art collection.
The name will be communicated upon acquisition. The decorative arts pende reflect religious uses thanks to the traditional motifs with which they are adorned. On these spoons appear faces like the initiation masks, with large lowered eyelids. Glossy brown patina, minor abrasions.
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.
 

280.00 
Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 140.0 €)

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OriginColl. française Dr G.D.
EthnyPende
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm30
Width6 cm
Weight0.36 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle includedYes

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