Half figure, Pende, D. R. Congo.

This is a rare Pende half figure showing the same facial features like the masks, stylized in form, a block-like body, wearing a grass fibre skirt around the hips.

Wood, reddish brown patina with traces of black paint, slightly dam., paint rubbed off, cracks, on metal base.

H: 27 cm / 10.6 inch.

Provenance: Peter Monteny, photographer, Delft, Netherlands.

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