Pende Muyangi Giphogomask, Democratic Republic of the
Congo
14" tall (19" tall on stand) x 5" wide
wood, pigment
ex Marc Assayag
ex Jacques Germain
most likely 1940-1960's

$4000

The Munyangi masks are worn as forehead masks, away from
the face which allows the wearers eyes and nose to be free of
obstruction freeing them to be more agile in their dance. The
protrusion coming from the top of the head of the mask
represents a knife and these masks are linked to the chief's
power.

This is a very nice classic mask of this type with beautiful form
and nice lines.
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