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Pende Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 USD

Property from an American Private Collection

Pende Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pende Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 USD

Property from an American Private Collection

Pende Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Height: 10 3/4 in (27.3 cm)

Very good condition overall for an object of this great age. Worn and weathered on reverse, with old losses to reverse of chin. Fiber attachments are somewhat dry and fragile. Minor marks, nicks, chips, scratches, and abrasion in places. Exceptionally fine aged, glossy patina with remains of white and reddish-orange pigment. Has stand.


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André Wautis, acquired in situ before 1960, reportedly in Suku territory
Robert Stolper, New York and Los Angeles, acquired from the above
Allen and Matilda Alperton, New York, acquired from the above in 1960
Sotheby's, New York, May 18, 1992, lot 44, consigned by the above
American Private Collection, acquired at the above auction
M. Peter Piening, Masterpieces of African Sculpture, Syracuse, 1964, p. 11, fig. 3
Warren M. Robbins, African Art in American Collections - L'art Africain dans les collections Américaines, New York, 1966, p. 209, pl. 292
Susan M. Vogel, African Sculpture: The Shape of Surprise, Greenvale, New York, 1980, p. 125, fig. 147
Art Center in La Jolla, The Sculpture of Negro Africa, May 22 - June 26, 1960; additional venues: Los Angeles Municipal Art Galleries, July 19 - August 7, 1960; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, August 20 - September 20, 1960; Portland Art Museum, October 3 - 30, 1960; Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, January 6 - 30, 1961; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, February 12 - March 12, 1961
Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, Masterpieces of African Sculpture, February 16 - April 1, 1964
C. W. Post Art Gallery, Greenvale, African Sculpture: The Shape of Surprise, February 17 - March 30, 1980