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Initiation mask – Cloth, Wood – Yaka – Congo


Object Initiation Mask
Ethnic group: Yaka
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Cloth
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 70x40x40 cm
Weight: 1500 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 14.3 Category: Tags: , ,

Stylistic hand mask of the YAKA tribe, Africa, CONGO.
Piece with an unmatched appearance! In good condition.
The mask was held high during initiation rituals, so it towered above the masses.
This initiate`s mask has an upturned nose, a characteristic of YAKA artistic output. The use of pigments, vegetal fibres and the spectacular spikes on top of the head creates an overall feeling of mystery.

The item is in good condition with clear traces of wear and tear.
There is a nice white kaolin clay layer on the face with some Tukula red and blue pigment.



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