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    Eastern Pende (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Mask (Munyangi)
    Wood, pigment
    Height: 14 ½ inches Width: 5 7/8 inches Depth: 3 7/8 inches

    Masks of this type are attached to a headpiece sloping off the forehead so that the dancer's eyes and nose are clear enough for him to perform the running, twisting, turning, and leaping which characterize Munyangi. While the mask does not impersonate the large forest bird the great blue turaco, it is seen as sharing many of that bird's movements. The overall condition is good.

    Provenance: A West Coast Collector
    Fily Keita, Paris
    Belgian Collection



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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