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Mask – Raphia, Wood – Luba – Congo


Object Mask
Ethnic group: Luba
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 33x27x12 cm
Weight: 1000 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 20.46 Category: Tags: , ,

Luba masks are rare and are primarily found in the eastern Luba kingdoms. dome masks are very similar to the Kifwebe mask used by the Songye, although they display more rounded features.
[Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa, p.156]
Good condition with the entire face covered in patterns of geometric grooves that are uniquely characteristic of these masks. Contains traces of wear and tear. The colorful wooden mask is decorated with raphia.