Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 23, DRC

Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 23, DRC

Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 23, people of the DRC, Africa.  Go to site for excellent index to Art of various African cultures!

This is an African dancing mask called the Pende Pumbu mask. It is reserved for the chief of a tribe and is only danced in times of illness or other hardships. It is the chiefs way of asserting his dominance.

Africa | Pende Pumbu chief's mask | Of the three masks belonging to the chiefly regalia of the Eastern Pende people, Pumbu is deemed the most dangerous and is reserved for only the most powerful chiefs. The Pumbu, unlike the majority of other masks, is only danced on special occasions such as when the chief is seriously ill, in times of illness or famine, when other issues are causing disruption in the community or when the chief feels threatened.

Africa | Pende Pumbu chief's mask | Of the three masks belonging to the chiefly regalia of the Eastern Pende people, Pumbu is deemed the most dangerous and is reserved for only the most powerful chiefs. The Pumbu, unlike the majority of other masks, is only danced on special occasions such as when the chief is seriously ill, in times of illness or famine, when other issues are causing disruption in the community or when the chief feels threatened.

Africa | Bembe people, DR Congo ~. Elanda mask | From the Elanda male association, most often have a rounded top and a flat bottom, with a spiritual, mysterious, but human face. Some with rounded faces are similar, but those with pointed beak-like chins and small tufts or horns represent bird or animal spirits. Several , like this one, have multiple sets of eyes. | © Tim Hamill

Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art

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Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 23, DRC

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Sotheby's 2002

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Pende Pumbu Chiefs Mask 21, DRC

White eyes represent anger and to induce fear among those who look at it.

Africa | Mask from the Pende people of DR Congo | Wood and pigment

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East Pende Mask     The Pende people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are grouped into small kingdoms, which consolidate several clans under the rule of a chief whose main role is that of mediator with the ancestors. Even though the society is matrilineal, the sculptor's profession is transmitted from father to son. Pende art styles vary widely, with a more abstract, geometric style in the east and a more naturalistic one in the central area and to the west.

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