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Eastern Pende Mask


Dogon Dege ‘Black Monkey’ Mask

Sold By: For African Art Gallery

Product Description

Item: #2216

Tribe: Eastern Pende

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Material: Wood, pigment.

Size: 10.5″ (26.7 cm) Tall

Condition: Good.

Notes: Stand not included.

The Pende people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are grouped into small kingdoms, which consolidate several clans under the rule of a chief whose main role is that of mediator with the ancestors. Even though the society is matrilineal, the sculptor’s profession is transmitted from father to son. Pende art styles vary widely, with a more abstract, geometric style in the east and a more naturalistic one in the central area and to the west. The animal masks are used in the initiation rituals during which boys live out in the bush and act out the behavior of certain animals.

Additional Information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 12 in