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A Fine Eastern Pende Tribe Mask Democratic Republic of Congo Africa


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Collection No. T-4236
Size 32cm x 34cm
A Fine Eastern Pende Tribe Mask Democratic Republic of Congo Africa
A Fine Eastern Pende Tribe Mask Democratic Republic of Congo Africa
A Fine Eastern Pende Tribe Mask Democratic Republic of Congo Africa
A Fine Eastern Pende Tribe Mask Democratic Republic of Congo Africa
A Fine Eastern Pende Tribe Mask Democratic Republic of Congo Africa
A Fine Eastern Pende Tribe Mask Democratic Republic of Congo Africa
A Fine Eastern Pende Tribe Mask Democratic Republic of Congo Africa

This expressive Mask is from the Eastern Pende People in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa.

The reason I own this mask is that I wanted to have a few African Artworks to mix with my Oceanic Artworks in my home. They look great together. I have almost no experience in African Art and I only bought what I liked visually.

This type of mask called ‘Giphogo’ are among the symbols of power used by chiefs of the Eastern Pende. Only chiefs are allowed to dance with this type of mask on the occasion of initiations and rituals of the ancestor cult of the Eastern Pende.

Provenance: The Todd Barlin Collection of Tribal Art

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