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


Object Face mask
Ethnic group: Mbangani
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 32x20x18 cm
Weight: 900 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 8.24 Category: Search for: , ,

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.