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Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Sousberghe, Léon de  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Pende (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
[ca. 1957]
Scope and Contents:
Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Kisanji. Le masque Mayombo des Pende de Longele et Lufuku." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " The Mayombo mask of the Pende living in the Longele and Lufuku region."
For the Kwilu Pende, the most traditional mask is Mayombo, also called Kiniungu. Unfortunately, at the time Leon de Sousberghe was travelling across the Kwilu Pendeland, the mask Mayombo was not in use anymore. As a result, information was difficult to gather.
Local Numbers:
LS 155
General:
Title source: Archives staff.
Note source: Archives staff.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1999-010, Item EEPA 1999-100067
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Leon de Sousberghe photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1999-010-ref573