This distinctive Eastern Pende mask  portrayed a variety of characters including the chief, the sorcerer and  clown.  These masks were used during initiations, for crowd control and entertainment. Our mask displays a distorted face with aggressive, tubular eye, wrinkled forehead, pigment and a raffia bonnet with feathers.

 

Origin: Democratic Republic Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance:  From a California collection
Materials:  Wood, pigment, feathers and fiber
Dimensions: 9 in. high x 6 in. wide
Condition: Mask is in good condition, minor abrasions and some loss of pigment and feathers
Inventory #A3496
Price: $975

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