Original accompanying Léon de Sousberghe caption reads, " Musanga Lubwe. Case du chef. Sud-ouest Katundu." Translated original accompanying caption reads, " Musanga Lubwe. South-west of Katundu. Chief's ritual house."
De Sousberghe photographed door-panels at Musanga Lubwe (Central Pende). Architectural figures flanking the door of the chief's ritual house (kibulu) represent the chief's personal guard, and serve as spirit sentinels concerned with the chief alone while the rooftop sculpture, resting on the ritual pole, functions primarily to protect the village. These door-panels are called kenene among the Eastern Pende and pego among the Central Pende.
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