Lot: 235

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Mask "fumu" or "pumbu"

D. R. Congo, Pende

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Hubert Pettenkofer, Passau, Germany H: 11.8 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, red pigment, raffia cloth and -bast,
The "fumu" mask type represents a tribal chief, while "pumbu" represents the executioner. Both mask types are difficult to distinguish, because both have hairstyles with conically protruding lobes.