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Mask – Beads, Bone, Glass, Nail, Wood – Bakongo – Congo DRC


Object Mask
Ethnic group: Bakongo
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Bone, Nail, Glass, Beads
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 47x16x16 cm
Weight: 1400 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 18.64 Category: Tags: , ,

Powerful mask made of bone and wood from the BAKONGO tribe of DR Congo.
Stretching across the coasts of Gabon and the D.R. of Congo, the VILI, also called Loango, are famous for their artistic diversity.

Along with their neighbors, the Yombe, the Bakongo people had faced masks that were associated with the spirit world. They were less common than their better known fetish or power figures, but some share the magic cavities and inserted nails of those figures.
Good condition with a beautiful patina of tribal use. Contains clear traces of wear and tear.