Pende Face Mask

Pende Face Mask 2013-07-22T14:29:48+00:00

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This face mask, from the Pende people of Zaire in the 19th century, is worn in a dance when young men return to the village after circumcision in the initiation schools.  The mask with half-open eyes, slightly up-turned nose, pointed chin, and curved beard is quite common.

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