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Pende Panya-ngombe Mask (N° 18497)

The structure of the mask panya ngombe, triangular, is associated with wild buffalo. The larger copies than the tribal cannon required were intended to be hung in the chief's box, and logically did not have any internal stigmas of use. Semi-mate patina, erosions.
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 masques Mbuya, realistic, produced every ten years, have a festive function, and embody different characters, including the head fumu or ufumu, the soothsayer and his wife, the prostitute, the jester, tundu, the possessed, etc. The Mbuya initiation masks linked to the initiation mukanda and those of power, the minganji, represent the ancestors and occur successively during the same ceremonies, agricultural festivals, rituals of initiation and circumcision mukanda, induction of the chief. (Art and Life in Africa, C.D. Roy)  

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490.00 € 392.00 ( -20.0 %) 
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Originex-collection luxembourgeoise
EthnyPende
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, raphia
Height43
Width25
Weight0.75 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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