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Pende Mbangu Sickness mask

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Pende Mbangu Sickness mask

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Early to mid-XXth. - Good condition. Collection Dr. Peter Westerdijk

Pende Mbangu, represents a cursed man, someone who has been struck by sickness or has had deformities cast upon him by sorcerers.
All our exclusive Art may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, by appointment.
Height: 35 cm. Dry patina, Black patina on the inside. Custom made stand included.
Origin: The mask comes from the Central Pende region in the Bandundu province, south of Zaïre.

Provenance: This Pende mask comes from the collection of Dr. Peter Westerdijk , author of several books on Africa weapons.

Mbangu masks have the power to heal when worn during a dance performed around a sick person. Someone healed in this way might carry a miniature ivory mask, preferably a replica of the mask that healed him. The mask shows that a curse can strike — like lightning — without warning. See the dance at

Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden who guarantees this product's authenticity.

Free shipping. Sent by registered and insured mail, or pick it up in Antwerp.

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    lovviere April 18, 2018

  • Objet sympathique, ancien et … dégageant une odeur à vous faire tousser. Merci pour l'envoi rapide et le très bon contact.

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    tatiefraise007 April 9, 2018

  • Excellent seller, transaction went perfect as always. Highly recommended!

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