Giphogo" Horned mask, Pende, D.R.C. 9.5 inches

"Giphogo" Horned mask, Pende, D.R.C.

Found among the eastern Pende, Gipphogo masks differ radically from the usual genre of masks found among the Pende. Often an emblem of high chieftaincy, represent high authority, and appear at the chief's investiture. They are sometimes carved small, compared with other well known genres of Pende masks. This class of Giphogo masks are worn as visors that leave the face open, among the Pende.

 
Giphogo" Horned mask, Pende, D.R.C.    9.5 inches
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