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Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door
Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door

Relief Carved Pende Panel or Door 42″ – DRC – African Art

$395.00 $197.50

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This Pende door was carved in what is known as relief carving, meaning the figures project slightly from the background.  The door comes attached to a custom base and measures 42 inches tall, weighing 16 pounds.

Type of Object

Door

Country of Origin

DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo – formerly Zaire)

Ethnicity

Pende

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

40" door, 42" on base

Width (Inches)

17"

Depth (Inches)

9.5"

Weight (Pounds)

16 lbs

Tribe Information

About the Pende People

Ancestor worship is significantly importance to the Pende people. Appeasing the ancestors (mvumbi), is accomplished through rituals and offerings, usually provided by the head of the family. If neglected, it is believed that the ancestors will cause sickness and hardship to the household. When asked for help, a diviner will regularly demand offerings be made to a wooden sculpture to placate the provoked ancestors.
Read more about the Pende here.