PENDE Mbangu ( Bewitched or sickness ) Mask - Democratic Republic of the Congo

PENDE Mbangu ( Bewitched or sickness ) Mask - Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Elegant African Tribal PENDE Mbangu Bewitched or sickness Mask - The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Face is half black, half white. White symbolic of spirits of the dead (represents hope of illness cure) ; Black symbolic of sickness and illness 
One side of face is pulled down (facial paralysis) Very long nose 
Long narrow face Angular expression of cheekbones (peanut shape to face) Face pulled down on one side by a paralysis of the facial nerve 
Small holes over eyelids, front and cheeks (representing smallpox scars).