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Circumcision Mask – Wood – Bena Lulua – DR Congo


Object Circumcision Mask
Ethnic group: Bena Lulua
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 32x21x11 cm
Weight: 650 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 12.34 Category: Tags: , ,

Stylistic mask from the LULUA people of DR Congo. Lulua masks are rare and were probably used during circumcision and funeral ceremonies. They display enlarged eyes and complex scarification patterns on their cheeks. This detailed wooden mask is in good condition with a fine aged patina.