This miniature Pende dance figure carved in the 1930’s, depicts a male wearing a woven mesh and raffia costume with Giwoyo mask. These masks were danced at funerals to usher the spirit of the departed out of the village. The figure stands on a circular base, the mask is carved in detail and there are seed pods around the ankles to represent rattles.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a Ghent, Belgium collection
Materials: Wood, pigment, raffia fiber and seed pods
Dimensions: 11 1/4 in high x 2 1/2 in wide
Condition: Figure appears in fine condition
Price: $ 975
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