Pende Mask, Democratic Republic of Congo
height 13 1/4in (33.5cm)
the small-featured face with downturned eyes, short upturned nose with drilled nostrils, pigmented overall with orange ochre, the curving beard projection below with three conjoined diamonds in sunken relief and inlaid with white pigment, the top surface with black, marginal perforations for
suspensions or attachment of costume, the coiffeur composed of raffia cloth with black fiber and a top coil of thick twisted fiber.
Private European Collection
Marc Felix, Brussels
Jack and Constance Wallinga, Minneapolis