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Important Deformity Mask, Pende Ethnic Group


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1970: Item # 1321094

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Large and rare mask with deformed features. Wood, with traces of black and white pigments. This type of mask is called "mbangu" and symbolizes the effects of an epilepsy fit. Epilepsy is considered as a manifestation of the spirits. Africa, Gabon, Pende Peoples. Height: 30 cm. The mask,is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accidents and insect attacks, local restorations, otherwise good condition.