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Bird mask – Wood – Luba – DR Congo


Object Bird Mask
Ethnic group: Luba
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 34x26x11 cm
Weight: 900 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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Luba wooden mask in Avian form with incised linear designs in beautiful design.
Luba masks are rare and are primarily found in the eastern Luba kingdoms. Dome masks are very similar to the Kifwebe mask used by the Songye, although they display more rounded features.
[Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa, p.156]
Good condition with a good patina of age.