Pende Mbuya Jia Kifutshi Mask - SOLD OUT

In African tribal art, the traditional masks of the village of Mbuya are used to entertain a community at non-ritual festivals. Before, used during the 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 single piece, the neck being an integral part of the African mask.
The raffia headdress is still present. Object of African art in beautiful state of conservation. The elongated nose is slightly rolled up.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
26 x 12 cm (without headdress)
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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