|Object:||Long bearded mask|
|Indigenous object name:||Mbuya Kiwoyo Muyombo|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Pende|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Mbuya village masks are used to entertain a community during non-ritual festivities. Once used 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 Pende society.
Nice wooden mask traces of tribal use. The beard is decorated with raphia.