|Ethnic group / culture:||Mbangani|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Fine face mask from Mbagani tribe DR Congo. Made out of wood and beautifully covered with phembe (white and red kaoliën) around the eyes.
This type of mask were worn during the initiation proces.
Flat face masks are worn, showing typically enlarged concave orbits and bulging coffee-bean eyes. Overall good condition with traces of tribal use.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.