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CONGO DRC
BEAUTIFUL PENDE MBUYA MASK

Rare Pende black and white sickness mask which apparently is not
Indeed, most of them have a strong facial deformity.
Rare, but not unique, we could see one at Bergé in 2008 and another at Origine Auction in 2017
At the beginning, I thought that the optimists would say that he is cured, the pessimists he is in the incubation period and the vipers that it does not exist
But a connoisseur of those masks has nicely pointed out to me that:
Even if there are no classic signs of facial paralysis, it remains a mask of illness. Because the universe of affections is vast ....
In this type of mask, the holes on the forehead and cheekbones evoke scar or smallpox.
I thank him again

PROVENANCE: Ex - Franco - Belgian Collection of Mr Ph. V. (More details on request)
Characteristics:
TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask
ETHNICAL GROUP: Pende, Bapende.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo.
(ex Zaïre ex Belgian Congo).
MATERIAL: Wood, textile, vegetal fibers
DIMENSIONS:10 1/2 Inches high. (wood only)
CONDITION: Medium - Correct
(See pictures)
The base is NOT included.
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Bibliographie - Bibliography:
- Pende, Z S Stother, sos la direction d'Anne-Marie Bouttiaux, 5 Continents, 2008
- Masques d'Afrique, William Fagg, Fernand Nathan, 1980 - Masques, collectif, Musée Dapper, 1995
- Persona. Masques d'Afrique, identités cachées et révélées, Anne-Marie Bouttiaux, Catalogue de l'exposition "Persona" présentée au Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren (Belgique) du 24 avril 2008 au 3 janvier 2010
- Face of the Spirits; Masks from the Zaire Basin, Frank Herreman, Constantijn Petridis, Ed. Martial & Snoeck, Antwerp, 1993
- Masks in Congo, Viviane Baeke, Baeke, Arthur Bourgeois, Kellim Brown, David Binkley, Rik Ceyssens,, Marc Leo Felix, Pol Pierre Gossiaux, Manuel Jordanl, Constantin Petridis, Zoë Stroher, Julien Volper, Pan Yanqin. Edition Marc Leo Félix, 2016
- Congo Mythical Masks, Marc Leo Felix, Paul Louis, Edité par Marc Leo Felix, Tribal Arts SPRL, 2009
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Congo RDC
PENDE BEAU MASQUE DE MALADIE MBANGU
Rare masque de malade Pende noir et blanc qui ne le soit apparemment pas. En effet, la plupart d'entre eux ont une forte déformation faciale.
Rare, mais pas unique, on a pu en voir un chez Bergé en 2008 et un autre chez Origine Auction en 2017
Au départ, je me disais donc que les optimistes diraient qu'il est guéri, les pessimistes qu'il est en période d'incubation et les mauvaises langues que ça n'existe pas
Mais un connaisseur de ces masques m'a fait gentiment remarquer que:
"Même s'il n' y a pas de signes classiques de paralysie faciale , cela reste un masque de maladie. Car l'univers des affections est vaste.... Dans ce type de masque, les trous disposés sur le front et les pommettes évoquent des cicatrices ou une atteinte de variole."
Je le remercie
PROVENANCE: Ex - Collection franco-belge de Mr Ph. V.
(Plus de détails sur demande)

Caractéristiques:
TYPE D'OBJET: Masque de malade
ETHNIE: Pende, Bapende.
ORIGINE: République Démocratique du Congo.
(ex- Congo Belge, ex- Zaïre).
MATÉRIAU: Bois, textile, fibres végétales
DIMENSIONS: Hauteur 26.5 cm (rien que le bois)
ETAT: Moyen - Correct.
(Voir photos).
Le socle n'est PAS inclus
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    Beautiful PENDE Mbangu Mbuya MASK Provenance African

    Estimate $400 - $500Oct 15, 2019
    Starting Price $240
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