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Kakunga Mask - Plant fibre, Wood - Nkanu - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Kakunga Mask – Plant fibre, Wood – Nkanu – DR Congo


Object Kakunga Mask
Ethnic group: Nkanu
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Plant fibre
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 55x30x29 cm
Weight: 2000 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 17.44 Category: Search for: , ,

Great Kakunga helmet mask of the NKANU tribe, Africa, CONGO.
Large piece with an unmatched appearance!

The item is in good condition, with traces of tribal use. Some paint comes off at the bulbous part.
There is a nice white kaolin clay layer on the face with some Tukula red and blue pigment. This is a fine and rare mask of the Nkanu, a sub group of DRC’s Yaka People. Of bulbous form and brightly painted the mask is remarkable in presence.
In good condition with traces of wear and tear around the bulbous part.