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Western Pende Horned Mask Congo African Art

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Title Western Pende Horned Mask Congo African Art
Type of Object Mask
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Western Pende
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 30
Width (in) 12
Depth (in) 9
Dimensions 29 Inch height with stand
Overall Condition Good. 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 Wood flaws on top end, chipped back edges

Additional Information: The Pende, like most of the art-producing cultures from the western Congo, have a rich artisitic tradition and have produced many masterpieces found in galleries and museums. They are perhaps best known for their "mbuya" initiation masks, and the exquisite little ivory masquettes known as "ikhoko" given to newly initiated boys, which are worn and treasured for life