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Mask - Wood - Bakongo Vili - Congo - Asian African Art
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Mask – Wood – Bakongo Vili – Congo

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Object Mask
Ethnic group: Bakongo Vili
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 30x22x15 cm
Weight: 1300 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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Description

Powerful Bakongo Vili mask from 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.

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