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Exceptional Expressionist and Cubist Mbuya or Pumbu Mask - PENDE - DRC Congo

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Exceptional Expressionist and Cubist Mbuya or Pumbu Mask - PENDE - DRC Congo

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Current bid $189
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Location: France
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Middle of the 20th century

Pende Mbuya or Pumbu mask from DRC Congo.

Light-weighted wood with a dark patina.
Wonderful internal patina of wear.

22,5 cm.

Acquired at an auction (appraiser Serge Reynes) in 1989, in Montauban.

A triangular face, a nose shaped in a fraction of Brie, prominent eyebrows and droopy eyelids, in any case, it has very geometric forms, characteristics of Pende masks.
This very Pende mask seems to push these characteristics to their paroxysm, seeking the limits of its cubist expressionism.

For long, Pende masks have been a source of inspiration of one of the Demoiselles d’Avignon and of cubism in general.

Mbuya masks are worn by young men during initiation and circumcision rites, forming the Mukanda.
Among the Pende, when a mask if created, what counts above all is the song.
After the creation of the lyrics and music, the future wearer of the mask makes the costume, and only then, he will visit the sculptor and commission a wooden mask.
At last, he will develop a choregraphy corresponding to the character.

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Catawiki member since June 12, 2016, received 76 reviews in total (41 in last 12 months)

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  • Excelente. Gracias!

    user-428e5c4 March 31, 2019

  • Pieza muy bonita. Muy bien empacado. Excelente transacción. Gracias!

    user-428e5c4 March 16, 2019

  • Arrived well packaged rapidly and in good condition. No delays
    Statutes were a little "Thinner" than I had understood, but that was my issue, not because of the description.

    BillGMD February 14, 2019

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    fresno770077 February 14, 2019

  • Excellent item. Excellent packing. Excellent transaction.

    user-428e5c4 February 6, 2019

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    Juste et bel objet,
    Merci
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    fifou82 January 31, 2019

  • parfait, merci

    user-444a8b5 January 9, 2019

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    Parfait. Bien reçu. Bien emballé. Comme présenté sur le site.
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    SOLO34 December 20, 2018

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    frat243 December 19, 2018

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    object as described, very fast and accurate shipping
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    glc04 December 10, 2018

  • All great stuff...thanks!

    MHH3rd November 28, 2018

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    Momowiki November 27, 2018

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    Perfect, highly recommended.
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    santantimo November 10, 2018

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    excellent communication, great service. Thanks!
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    aveadam November 9, 2018

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    Parfait comme d’habitude.
    Célérité, emballage simple et protecteur.
    Superbes pièces
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    boumendil September 19, 2018

  • Happy with the item and seller attitude

    user-21a6fcf September 15, 2018

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    Transaction impeccable. Vendeur à recommander.
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    Dankaertseeke August 7, 2018

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    Veramente molto bella!!
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    Mioky16 July 31, 2018

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    Tout a été parfait. Grande rapidité, emballage extrêmement soigné, protection totale de l'oeuvre et produit parfaitement conforme. Transaction idéale en tout point. Merci
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    user-d533873 July 18, 2018

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    Livraison rapide et parfaite.
    Pièces plus belles en vrai!
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    boumendil June 4, 2018

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    SUPER!!!!!!!!
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    22yves June 1, 2018

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    ok all is ok, tout est bien +++++
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    pat78000 May 23, 2018

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    expédition rapide; masque très bien protégé.
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    boumendil May 20, 2018

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    Tres bonne expérience.... objets conformes à la description..... envoi tres rapide et tres soigné.
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    didierpaul May 7, 2018

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    Preis und Artikel stimmen. Sehr günstig, sehr neu, aber ok. Bin zufrieden. Schnelle unkomplizierte Abwicklung. Gut verpackt. Alles ok.
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    ChristophEichele April 30, 2018

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