Pende Kiwoyo Muyombo mask

€245.00

The traditional African masks of Mbuya village such as this one with its long neck are used to entertain a community at non-ritual feasts.
Once worn during mukanda initiation ceremonies to mark the end of male circumcision rituals, mbuya masquerades are now used to highlight a number of characters and roles in the Pende society.
It is a monoxyle object, the neck being an integral part of the mask.
The raffia headdress is present.
Object of African art in beautiful state of conservation. Beautiful internal patina.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
35 x 15 cm
Expert's estimate
Ethnic group
Pende / Bapende
Material(s)
Wood, raphia
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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