This highly artistic Pende Giwoyo mask is considered one of the oldest and senior masks that originated in Angola. These masks were used during initiations and funerals, danced in the bush on the borders of the village. The headpiece is worn angled down the forehead of the dancer so it may be viewed in profile.

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early-Mid  20th c
Provenance:  From a San Diego, CA collection
Materials: Wood, pigment, fiber and raffia with a custom stand
Dimensions: 15 in. high x  7 in. wide 
Condition: Appears in fine condition
Inventory #A1009
Price: $1,250

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