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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
Material: Wood
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.

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