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Mask – Glass, Nail, Wood – Kongo – Congo


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Enormous Bakongo mask from Congo. Striking Nkisi Bakongo mask from DR Congo. In order to stimulate and obtain a spirit`s protection, Kongo people hammer nails into its wooden representation and shout at it. Covered with horns on the sides.
The eyes are made from glass. Large and heavy piece: 55x40x26 cm!
Object: Nkisi mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Bakongo
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Nail
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 55×40×26 cm
Weight: 3200 g