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Pende Stick (N° 12551)

Ex-collection Belgian African Art The Western Pende live on the banks of Kwilu, while the Orientals settled on the banks of Kasaï downstream of Tshikapa.

The influences of neighboring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu imprinted themselves on their large tribal art sculpture, and within this diversity the realistic Mbuya masks, produced every ten years, have 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 for their part the ancestors and occur successively during the same ceremonies, agricultural festivals, rituals of initiation and of circumcision mukanda, enthronement of the chief Source: Kerchache, " The African art " This African tribal weapon Pendé, polychrome, is part of the figurative insignia of the chief, its blade is decorated with fine incised motifs, while the neck carries the sculpture of a chief's face. Rings of metal adorn the object.  

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Originex-collection Devrindt
EthnyPende
CountryRDC
Material(s)wood, metal
Height40
Width25
Weight0.70 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle includedYes

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