Mbangu distorted mask - Wood - Pende - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Mbangu distorted mask – Wood – Pende – DR Congo


mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Mbangu distorted mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Pende
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 25×18×13 cm
Weight: 450 g

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Distorted faces are rarely depicted in African art. For the Pende, they represent the effect of an epileptic seizure, which was thought to be a manifestation of the spirits. Overall good condition with traces of wear and tear.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).