|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|
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.