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Carved in Gabon by the Fang people, this mask was traditionally used by Ngil society to ensure adherence to laws and social order by the community. H: 24"

Carved in Gabon by the Fang people, this mask was traditionally used by Ngil society to ensure adherence to laws and social order by the community. H: 24"

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'Pende Pumbu Mask (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. Through the dancing of the Pumbu the chief asserts his authority).

'Pende Pumbu Mask (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. Through the dancing of the Pumbu the chief asserts his authority).

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I have a huge collection of African masks - and some could use a makeover...
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African masks inspired by Pablo Picasso          Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous Spanish painter who spent most of his life in Franc...

African masks inspired by Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous Spanish painter who spent most of his life in Franc...

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Africa | Mask from the Lega people of DR Congo | Wood, encrusted patina | ca. early 20th century

Africa | Mask from the Lega people of DR Congo | Wood, encrusted patina | ca. early 20th century

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