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Face Mask - Wood - Mbangani - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Face Mask – Wood – Mbangani – DR Congo


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Face Mask
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
Dimensions:39×23×14 cm
Weight:1200 g

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Fine face mask from Mbagani tribe DR Congo. Made out of wood and beautifully covered with phembe (white 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. Made out of wood and beautifully covered with white kaoliën around the eyes. Overall good condition with traces of tribal use.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).