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Pende Kiwoyo Muyombo mask
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.
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- 35 x 15 cm
- Expert's estimate
- Ethnic group
- Pende / Bapende
- Wood, raphia
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal art collection Belgium
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