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.
Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.
Including professional custom made stand.
|Estimated period:||Mid 20th century|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|