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.
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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 https://vimeo.com/88090192
Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden who guarantees this product's authenticity.
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