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Mask – Raphia, Wood – Tetela – Congo


Object Mask
Ethnic group: Tetela
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Raphia
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 43x30x16 cm
Weight: 1700 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 20.47 Category: Tags: , ,

Tribal Tetela mask from DR Congo. Their very diverse sculptures are marked by influence of groups living in contact with them: the Mongo, Nkutschu, Binji and Mputu, Kuba and Songye tribe.

Great mask, a geometric nose, open mouth and a full raphia collar form here the embodiment of a tutelary spirit. Powerfull vertical lines with white ochre highlights. Songye`s influence is notable. Interesting mask in good condition with traces of tribal use.
Ancient Tetela mask in good condition with traces of tribal use.