Pende Mbuya Mask

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A carved mask of very light wood, mbuya, from the Pende peoples of  Democratic Republic of Congo.  Heavily carved forehead lines and bulbous nose, with large eyes. Used in the initiation ceremonies of young men.  Raffia beard and old costume remnants.  Good age and signs of use.  20th Century.  Price on request.

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