Lot 196: An unusual Eastern Pende female mask

People: Eastern Pende
DR Congo
H: 10 1/2" (mask without attachments)
Of unusual form, the mask with high diadem with black and white designs, the face gently yet cubistically rendered with swollen eyes, and diamond shaped mouth. The whole with a fine patina of use and wear to the mottled reddish surface. On a custom base.

Collected in Congo prior to 1970 by Lawson Mooney, former Director of Catholic Aid Agencies; Dr. Kenneth Adelman, former US Deputy Ambassador to the UN, and one time member of USAID, Zaire, c. 1975; A NY Private collection.

Price Realized: $275

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