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Pende Mask Black Congo African Art

Regular Price: $79.00

Special Price: $55.00

Product #: 111732
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Title Pende Mask Black Congo African Art
Type of Object Carving
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Pende
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 13 Inches
Width: 6 Inches
Depth: 3 Inches
Overall Condition Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Arrested bug damage, repaired/refinished eye.

Though the Pende are divided into two geographically distinct groups, with considerable artistic differences, they still consider themselves one people and are both well-known for their initiation and circumcision masks. Their proximity to Angola and the cultures of the old Lunda Empire, like the Chokwe, make their masks and prestige objects among the most diverse and beautiful in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.