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Initiation mask – Wood – Ngbaka – DR Congo


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Great African wooden mask form the NGBAKA tribe of Zaire. These kind of masks are worn during initiation ceremonies. The mask has an oval and a concave face with an elongated triangular nose. The Ngbaka style is recognizable through their elongated features, a line of vertical scarification on the forehead / nose.
The powerful mask is in good condition with traces of tribal use. Great use of white and red pigments.

Provenance: former private collection from the Netherlands.

Object: Initiation Mask
Ethnic group: Ngbaka
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period:  Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 25x17x10 cm
Weight: 550 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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