Initiation mask - Wood - Ngbaka - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Initiation mask – Wood – Ngbaka – DR Congo


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

Object: Initiation mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Ngbaka
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 28×19×13 cm
Weight: 650 g

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African initiation wooden mask form the NGBAKA / NGBANDI people of DR Congo. They are oval and often have a concave face with an elongated triangular nose. The artistic style of their statues and masks, which are related to the Ngbaka, is recognizable through their elongated features, a line of vertical scarification on the forehead and a pointed chin.

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).