Monkey Mask - Wood - Luba - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Monkey Mask – Wood – Luba – DR Congo


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Monkey Mask
Ethnic group/ culture:Luba
Region/ country:DR Congo
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:30×30×14 cm
Weight:850 g

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Stylistic Luba monkey mask from DR Congo.
Material: wood and pigments.

These masks were used for entertainment, to illustrate folk tales and proverbs. They also had a serious function however, and were used during initiation to impart moral lessons through enacted tales.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.