Pende Information

Tribe: Pende
Mask Type: Mbangu (Sickness) Mask
Country: Congo (Zaire), Angola, Zambia
Comments: Captivating Mbangu mask showing signs of use and age. Holes in the right eye depict the effects of chicken pox. The color white, symbolic of the spirits of the dead, in this case represents the hope of being cured of illness. The black pigment stands for the sickness and illness that ravages one throughout life.
Price: 400
Material: Wood, Pigment
Age: Early to Mid 20th Century
Height (in): 11
Width (in): 7
Depth (in): 4