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Pende Woven Mask Congo African Art

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Title Pende Woven Mask Congo African Art
Type of Object Mask
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Pende
Materials Wood, vegetal fibers
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 16
Width (in) 11
Overall Condition Good to 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.

Additional Information: The Pende are known for their numerous artistic forms ranging from house decorations, figural sculptures, numerous carved ivory pendants, and a wide variety of masks. It is to masks from the Kwilu region that the association to Pende is made. Figures among the pende are not noted as often as the masks and when identified are known as ancestor figures or maternity figures placed on the roofs of chief’s houses other female figures are placed near the doorway. This is further complicated by traditions of figural sculptural usage varies among the Pende divided into Eastern and Western groups. However the deeply sculpted face with its extraordinary near cubist like carving of the nose, eyes and ears is the product of a Pende western carver.