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Auction Closes At: 14:33:01 12/15/2023
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 471. Mbangu Pende Stroke Mask
Estimate: $2,000-$3,000
Current High Bid: $756.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $756.00

Category: African
Sub Category: Congo (D.R.C.)
Culture or Country: Democratic Republic of Congo.
Period: Early 20th century.
Size: 14” (36cm).

Description: Mbuya ya mbangu mask of bold expressive form divided into stark black and white sections with lower section of face twisted to one side. High broad forehead surmounted with fiber headdress built up with raised dome in front of semicircular crown. Much of white kaolin pigment weathered away, repair on sides of nose, and nick on mouth. The “mbuya ya mbangu” represents a person stricken by stroke, disease, or having suffered the spell of a sorcerer. The white coloration is often associated with healing rites and the black with sorcery and illness. The Mbangu mask is at a crossroads. He serves as a warning that anyone is susceptible to be a victim to misfortune. See Strother, Z.S., “Pende” no. 18 for similar example.
Provenance: Private IL. collection; acquired from Ch. Leclercq, Belgium in 2021; ex. private French collection.
Shipping Fee:
National: $60.00
International: $125.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Mbangu Pende Stroke Mask

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Djinn $756.00 1 12/15/2023 1:18:12 PM
2. kirovkid $726.00 1 12/14/2023 10:51:15 PM
3. Curujul $700.00 1 12/14/2023 8:41:46 PM
4. Djinn $356.00 1 12/14/2023 6:03:23 PM
5. roon $300.00 1 12/13/2023 4:58:17 PM

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