Pumbu a Mfumu Mask (Primary Title)
Through its large scale and aggressive, fearsome eyes, this mask manifests the power and authority of a chief. It is said to represent the executioner. The pumbu a mfumu mask, owned by a Pende chief, is brought into play in response to social crises when the chief needs to exert control.
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
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