Lot 206: A fine old Eastern Pende Giphogo mask

A fine old Eastern Pende Giphogo mask. Eastern Pende, DR Congo. H: 13". Of classical bell-shaped helmet mask form, overall painted red, the top with large knop for attachment of feathers, the face in archaic style with darkened brows and small eyes, long pointing nose and small tubular mouth with extended ears. The beard extension projecting horizontally and with significant signs of age from insect depredation. Ex. Private NY collection.


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