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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.


Pende figurines
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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 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 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 Mask
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Ex-Belgian African art collection.
This African mask of the Centre Pende has a forehead whose wrinkles depicted by bleached furrows evoke, in African tribal art hangs, resentment, impulsivity and violence, and are reserved for masks embodying frightening characters. Total height on base: 44 cm. 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 ...


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Mask Pende Mbangu
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African art > African mask > Pendé Mask

Unlike many other pieces of African art, the asymmetry of this African mask here is deliberately exaggerated. Indeed, the Mask of Pende Mbangu disease illustrates, by their distorted features, the patient in epileptic crisis 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. On this two-tone piece, a canvas that functions as a headdress, partially consolidated by a wicker frame, is ...


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Pende Pumbu Facial Mask
African art > African mask > Pende Mask

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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Pende Minganji statuettes
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African art > African Statues > Statues Pende

These statuettes of African tribal art feature dancers from the masquerade Pende Minganji du Zaire, dressed in their full raffia costumes. Leon de Sousberghe has identified two types of masks, the minganji associated with male society and mbuya masks related to the village, with some exceptions.Ex. German collection of the painter 'a target''blank' href'http://wiki.ibb.town/Karl-Heinz-Engstfeld' Karl Heinz Engstfeld and 'a target''''blank' href'https://evibb.de/home/wir-trauern-um-ruth-engstfeld-schremper/' Ruth The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the eastern 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 ...


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Kipoko Pende Mask, Mbundju
African art > African mask > Pendé Mask

The Kipoko (also known as Mukishi wa Mutsue or Mbundju) is a leader's mask associated with joy and thanksgiving. It is also used to close the initiation ceremonies: each young initiate has to swallow a food placed on Kipoko's circular chin strap while holding it by the ears. ("Pende", Strother) The sculptor valued the sensory organs of the Kipoko mask in order to recall the qualities required of the leader: listening, reflection, prudence and wisdom.
Irregular surface, crusty, velvety patina. Green and white pigments on the base.
Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the eastern 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 ...


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Pendé Ritual Fetish
African art > African fetish > Pendé Fetish

Ex-French African art collection.
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 , ...


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Pendé Kipoko Mask
African art > African mask > Pende Mask

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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Pende/ Holo polychrome crest mask
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Ex Belgian African art collection.

This polychrome mask would be from the Eastern Pende: the half-closed look "sanze" is a feature of many African masks hanging, the jugal scarifications in parallel strokes and the circular hairstyles evoke those of the ethnic group. More surprising is the summit figure reminiscent of mambila productions. Indigenous restorations have been carried out, resin drips are also visible on the forehead. Patina chipped. 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, ...

Pendé Minganji Mask
African art > African mask > Pendé Minganji Mask

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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