red face, white nose and mouth and long horns on top of head; raffia around sides of head and chin

Mbambi Mask, 20th century

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The Robert C. Winton Fundexpand_more  98.153

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The long horns on this mask help to identify it as an animal. It is a representation of the female antelope and was used during Pende healing ceremonies.

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Title
Mbambi Mask
Role
Artist
Accession Number
98.153
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red face, white nose and mouth and long horns on top of head; raffia around sides of head and chin