Lot 238: A fine and rare Pende deformity mask

A fine and rare Pende deformity mask, Katundu Pende; D.R. Congo

The mask of classical form, the face bisected vertically into black and white halves; the black half with long twisted mouth rising up the side and the white half with asymmetrical nostril and mouthless; the coif echoing the colors of the face, remains of original fiber collar. H. 10"

This mask was authenticated by Dr. Arthur P. Bourgeois as having been used traditionally.

Property of a New York Private Collector

Ex. Henry and Evelyn Kagen, Queens NY, purchased in Belgium, C. 1985.

Price Realized: $900

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