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Pende Statue (N° 22720)

African sculpture depicting a woman wearing the mask of a nganga diviner named Ngombo.
Slight erosions and 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. Governed by heads of families, the djogo, with a priestly function, the Pende have sculptures intended to enter into contact with the ancestors, to whom sacrifices are offered. They are stored in a room or house adjoining that of the chief.
Ref. : "Pende" Strother, ed.5Continents (p.33)  

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Originex-collection belge
EthnyPende
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm47
Width15 cm
Weight1.75 Kg

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