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The Western Pende live on the banks of Kwilu, while the Orientals settled on the shores of Kasai downstream of Tshikapa. The influences of neighboring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu have impressed themselves on their large tribal art sculpture.


Pendé Ritual Fetish
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Estimated in the auction room between 500 and 700 euros, this cup forming the base of the bust of this statuette has a matte surface accompanied by grainy inlays. It attests to a use intended for therapeutic or magic preparations. This object, probably belonging to the soothsayer, has a patina that has been glossed up by the gripping and ritual anointings, revealing a beautiful mahogany wood under the blackish bed-enceding. The western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the oriental 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, take on a ...


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Pende Mbaangu Mask
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Among the Mbuya des Pende masks, this tribal mask is distinguished by its slightly deformed features, but also by the contrast of colors from which each part of the face is coated. Indeed the clear kaolin had to contrast with the red ochre coating applied to half of the mask.L. de Sousberghe identified two types of masks, minganji plant fibers, associated with male society and uya wooden masks generally related to the village, with some exceptions however. This mask would represent the cripple, deformed on a section of the face, and manifests itself during a dance mimicking an epileptic seizure, but can also metamorphose into a hunter bewitched by members of his family after refusing to share meat. It is framed, around a solid frame of wicker, a canvas on which raffia fibers form like ...


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Pende Muyombo Mask
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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 ...


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Pendé Minganji Mask
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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 like our copy, represent for their part the ancestors and occur successively during the same ceremonies, agricultural festivals, rituals d initiation and circumcision mukanda, enthronement of the chief ...


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Pende pendant Ikhokho
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African art > Ivory > Ivory Pende

In the Pende, the ivory or hippotam bone pendants reproduce in miniature the masks of the village and not the features of a living person, which would then be taxed as witchcraft. The soothsayer prescribed the wearing of a miniature mask in case of illness, fertility concerns, and especially in women hanging from the East who concealed it on the hips. These amulets were a symbol of resistance during the period of colonization.
The seed 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 ...


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Pende Mask
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Regular features for this naturalistic Mask of Pende offering sober keloid motifs on the cheeks. Symmetry and softness are indeed unusual for a Pende mask linked to the ceremonies of the mukanda. Medium brown patina, partially abraded. A woolly hood covers the back part.
The seed 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 ...


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Pende Stick
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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: ...


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Pende-handled calice
African art > Usual african items > Chalice Pende

This carved stick with a cephalomorphic motif, surmounted by a deep ritual cut, is part of the head's figurative insignia. Irregular, worn-out contours. Satin black brown patina. Erosions on the back of the handle. 58 cm on a pedestal.
The seed 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 ...


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Mask Pende Mbangu
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Deformity in African art.
The masks of illness" Pende Mbangu illustrate, by their distorted features, the patient in epileptic seizures or the result of facial paralysis caused by witchcraft rituals. In many tribal cultures, however, epilepsy would be seen as a divine seal on an individual capable of communicating in this way with the spiritual world. The dancer who wears this comedy mask is wearing a feathered hat gifuatu guinea fowl, coucal or touraco, or lumbandu , a crown of leaves. It is also often fitted with a bump on the back, exaggerating the handicapped appearance of the character. Wearing this mask, a thick fabric of raffia is lined with a braid of plant fibers and knotted at the edges of the forehead.
Patine mate. Cracks. Xylophage prints.
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Pende Mbangu Mask
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African 'disease' masks Pende Mbangu (deformed mouth) or Bwala-Bwala , illustrate, by their outraged features, the patient in an epileptic seizure or the result of facial paralysis caused by witchcraft rituals. The dancer wearing this comedy mask is wearing a feather hat gifuatu guinea fowl, coucal or touraco, or lumbandu, a crown of leaves. It is also often equipped with a bump on the back, exaggerating the handicapped aspect of the character. This Mask of Pende established in Upper Kwango is distinguished by its bent nose and a deformed mouth. Areas of contrasting colors divide his face. Abrasions.
The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Easterners have settled on the banks of the Kasai river downstream of Tshikapa. The influences of the neighbouring ethnic ...


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Pende Giwoyo Mask, Kiwoyo
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Called Kiwoyo with the Eastern Pende, Giwoyo ch those of the Centre, this African mask still with its accessories and extended with a chin strap was worn in a cap over a soft hat, tumba . 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, ...


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Female figure Pende Kangulungu
African art > African Statues > Pende figurines

Rare, this type of female statuette sculpted in a naturalistic style, with a modest, half-closed look .zanze. Represented naked, kneeling, arms spread from the bust and fingers placed on the thighs, she sports bracelets and hairs. These statues were generally a fertility cult and were kept in a room in the chief's house. Red ochre mate patina. Abrasions revealing the underlying light wood.
The seed 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 ...


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Pende Mbangu Mask
African art > African mask > Pende Mask

The masks of disease Pende Mbangu (deformed mouth) or Bwala-Bwala , illustrate, by their outraged features, the patient in an epileptic seizure or the result of facial paralysis caused by witchcraft rituals. The dancer wearing this comedy mask is wearing a feather hat gifuatu guinea fowl, coucal or touraco, or lumbandu, a crown of leaves. It is also often equipped with a bump on the back, exaggerating the handicapped aspect of the character. This Mask of Pende established in Upper Kwango is distinguished by its bent nose and a deformed mouth. It is also enhanced with contrasting colors, here faintly perceptible. The hairstyle composed of vegetable fibers and raw canvas is made around a frame of basketry. Abrasions. The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Easterners ...


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Mask Pende Nganga Ngombo Mukhetu
African art > African mask > Pende Mask

Incorporating the category of soothsayer masks, this African introductory mask, Mbuya , embodies a woman soothsayer Nganga Ngombo, according to the marks on the forehead and cheeks. It expresses the feminine and masculine qualities of the soothsayer woman, thanks to a developed sensory acuity. The face is embellished with a headdress made of basketry, canvas, and vegetable fibers. The patina is the result of a mixture of red ochre bark and palm oil.
The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Easterners 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 Mbuya, realistic, ...


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Pende Pumbu Facial Mask
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The western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the oriental 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, take on 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.
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Statues Pende
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A female figure sculpted in a naturalistic style, she has a half-closed-eyed face "zanze". Represented naked, arms spread from the bust and legs very slightly fetid on wide feet, she sports bracelets and hairs. These statues were generally part of a fertility cult. Red ochre mate patina. Cracks.
The seed 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 ...


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Zoomorphic mask Mbuya jya mafuzo Pende
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Among the entertainment masks of the Western Pende, zoomorphic masks are worn by costumed dancers showcasing the gaits and behaviors of the animals they embody. Symbol of agility and flexibility, the antelope is represented here with half-closed eyes, nose upturned, dominated by a double line of continuous eyebrows. Patine mate.
The seed 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 ...

Pende Bwala-Bwala Mask
African art > African mask > Pende Mask

The masks " of disease" Pende Mbangu (deformed mouth) or Bwala-Bwala against, illustrate, by their outraged features, the patient in an epileptic seizure or the result of a facial paralysis caused by witchcraft rituals. The dancer wearing this comedy mask is wearing a feather hat gifuatu guinea fowl, coucal or touraco, or lumbandu, a crown of leaves. It is also often equipped with a bump on the back, exaggerating the handicapped aspect of the character.
This mask of the Pende established in the upper Kwango is distinguished by its bent nose and tubular mouth, and the contrasting colored lozenges, applied on a dark, matte background, accentuate the visual effect. The hairstyle divided into three resembles that of some Kuba masks. Abrasions. Damaged internal contours.
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Mask Mbuya Pende Fumu
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This African introductory mask, Mbuya , emanates from the Western Pende whose influence Yaka is notable for the slightly upturned nose, the line of eyebrows emanating from the neighboring Chokwe. Easily identifiable by its hairstyle consisting of four horns whose movements accompanied the jerky dance, this mask expresses the masculine and feminine qualities of the chef. This mask is stylistically very close to the Pumbu , but with rounder horns and slightly softer features. (Pende, Strother) The mask Pumbu embodies, to protect himself from the vengeance of his prey, the spirit of a big game hunter, and the executor who willingly shed human blood, Ngunza. For the Central Pende its Pundu mask is besides very different in its formal appearance. This African mask Pendé Fumu sports a chin ...


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Mask Pende Mbuya jia kifutshi
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It is the accessories and the hairstyle of the dancer that make it possible to identify in many cases the character embodied by a Pende mask, this copy being devoid. Wearing spikes, it is a chef or a dignitary fumu , who intercedes with the ancestors in order to guarantee his people benefits and security. More marked traits refer to pumbu, killer-justice. The male-looking mask features lowered eyelids that form the specificity of the Pende. Burgundy patina.
Hightop: 46 cm.
The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Easterners 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 ...

Pendé Kipoko Mask
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Ex-Belgian African art collection
Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Oriental 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, take on 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. The Kipoko mask (also known ...


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