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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.


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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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Female figure Kakulungu Pende
African art > African Statues > Pende Figurines

Ex-collection Italian African art.

Female figure from the Kangulungu region sculpted in a naturalist style, with the famous half-closed female gaze, "zanze". Represented naked, fingers joined on the sternum, she adopts an expression of contemplation. These statues were generally part of a fertility cult and were kept in a room in the chief's house. Matte red ochre patina. 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 the neighboring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu were imprinted on their large sculpture of tribal art. Within this diversity the masks Mbuya, realistic, produced every ten years, have a festive function, and embody ...


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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 Mask
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African art > African mask > Pende Mask

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 Mbangu Mask
African art > African mask > Sick mask

The African masks of "illness", Pende Mbangu (deformed mouth) or Bwala-Bwala, illustrate, by their outraged features, the patient in epileptic seizure or the result of facial paralysis caused by witchcraft rituals. The dancer who wears this comedy mask is wearing a feathered hat made of guinea fowl, coucal or touraco feathers, or of 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 a deformed mouth. It is divided into contrasting colors.
The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Easterners settled on the banks of the Kasai downstream from Tshikapa. The influences of the neighboring ...


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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 Mask
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Ex-collection French African art.
The Loange River separates the Eastern Pende from the Tschokwe Territories. Nevertheless, the presence of Tschokwe cruciform markers on this Pende-looking mask proves the influence of neighbouring clans. The lowered eyelids also recall the traditional prohibition for the Pende to stare in public. Matte polychrome skate, abraded.
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, ...


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Pende Giwoyo Mask, Kiwoyo
African art > African mask > Pende Mask

Called Kiwoyo at the East Pende, Giwoyo ch those of the Centre, this African mask still endowed with his hairstyle 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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Pende Mbangu Mask
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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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Pende figurines
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African art > African Statues > Statuette Pendé

This figure of African art depicts a dancer from the masquerade Pende Minganji du Zaire, dressed in his full costume in raffia's harvest. Leon de Sousberghe identified two types of masks, the minganji associated with male society and mbuya masks related to the village, with some exceptions. The puppet, like the dancer, has a flexible and articulated body, fixed on a small cracked promontory.
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 ...


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Pende Mbuya Mask
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African art > African mask > Pende Mbuya Mask

Ex collection Of Belgian African art.

The African Mbuya masks are worn by young men during the initiation and circumcision rites that make up the Mukanda. The headdress here is decorated with cured hair. The facial features are droopy and quite angular.
A thick raffia beard accompanies the room.

The Pende is generally distinguished from the East (Kasai) or the West (Kwilu). There is a wide variety of Pende statues and masks (at least sixty) often anthropomorphic but sometimes also zoomorphic.


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Pende caryatids neck press
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African art > Head rest > Pende headrest

Aimed at preserving the head adornments, this piece of furniture consists of a curved neck support supported by female figures, positioned back to back, probably evoking the woman soothsayers. The latter also embody, for the user, spirits guardians of his rest. Glossy dark patina.
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 ...


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Pende Mbaangu Mask
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African art > African mask > Pende Mask

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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Mask Mbuya Pende Fumu
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African art > African mask > Pendé Mask

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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Pende Mask
African art > African mask > Pende Mask

This mask embodies an aggressive character thanks to its pleated forehead and unique tooth like a fang. Greyed matte patina.
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 the ancestors and occur successively during the same ceremonies, agricultural festivals, initiation rituals and ...


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Pende Caryatid Seat
African art > African Chair > Tabouret Pende

Reduced size for this personal furniture object where the foot takes the form of a female figure in a kneeling position. According to Marc Léo Félix, however, few are the seats of dignitaries, because they were buried with their holders. The face here presents the famous look 'zanze' with the half-closed eyes found on the hanging masks. Dark patina abraded.

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 ...


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Pende Mask
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This small African initiation mask, Mbuya , depicts a woman soothsayer Nganga Ngombo, the lozenge bleached on the forehead and jaw testifying. This African mask that is not a face mask expresses the feminine and masculine qualities of the soothsayer.
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 mbuyamasks , realistic, produced every ten years, take on a festive function, and embody different characters difficult to differentiate without their costume, including the chef fumu or ufumu, the soothsayer and his wife, the ...


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Pendé Ritual Fetish
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African art > African fetish > Pendé Fetish

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 Muyombo Mask
African art > African mask > Muyombo Mask

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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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-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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