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32. Pende Mbangu Sickness mask

Pende Mbangu Sickness mask

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$ 3,825 Bidder 4126
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$ 3,610 Bidder 2301
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$ 3,390 Bidder 4126
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$ 3,174 Bidder 2301
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$ 2,798 Bidder 4126
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$ 2,690 Bidder 2301
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18-12-2016 20:46:28

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 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.

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

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Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 66
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

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    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

  • Reclamar a Catawiki a la menor incidencia. La figura llegó mal embalada y rota!. He tenido que devolverla al vendedor y este "señor" no ha querido reembolsarme los gastos. Mal profesional.

    kiti14 January 30, 2017

    Response by seller
    Accidents can happen during transport. the feets of a terracota figure broke during transport.Client has been paid back.

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