Superb Old large, well-carved mask, with its stunning janus faces is from the eastern part of Pende territory. The mask would have been owned by a chief. Today masks of this type and a number of others are used mainly for the decoration of the chief's hut, but they are still danced on rare occasions. When danced, the mask expressed the power and authority of the chief. Geometric designs filled with red and brown colorful pigments reflected the chief's prestige. minor losses due to age .
12" h by 8.25 " w y 6" D