Lot: 30693rd Tribal Art Auction
Sickness mask "mbangu"
D. R. Congo, Pende
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Hubert Pettenkofer, Passau, Germany||H: 11.4 inch||sold|
wood, raffia bast, "Mbangu" demonstrates how even the most esteemed and upright member of the community can unexpectedly be afflicted with sickness. In this case, the Pende believe that the individual is a victim of sorcery, bewitched by a rival who jealously inflicted him with disease.