Lot 240: An Eastern Pende initiation mask

An Eastern Pende initiation mask, Kasai Pende; D.R. Congo

The highly cubistic mask with rounded forehead and arching browlines, the eyes tubular in form, the nasal ridge long and flaring, the mouth jutting from the flat recessed facial plane. Horns rising from the top of the head; the reverse with excellent signs of age, and some old insect depredation. H. 20"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Ex. Henry and Evelyn Kagen, Queens NY, purchased in Europe in the early 1970s

Estimate: $700 - $900

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