Pende, Dem. Rep. Congo:
A mask of the West Pende, type: 'Mbuya'; in typical Pende style: with tall, bulging forehead, continuous eyebrows, heavy eyelids ('bedroom eyes'), small, upturned nose, small mouth, and pointed chin; ochre, black and white dyed. With tied hairstyle of dark brown raffia fibres; fine patina. 1st Half 20th Cent. H: 32 cm. (ME)
Prov.: Christie's Auctions; Austrian collection.
Specialist: Prof. Erwin Melchardt
Auction Date: 24.09.2012 - 16:00
Location: Palais Dorotheum
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