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War Mask - Wood - Boa - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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War Mask – Wood – Boa – DR Congo


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

Object: War Mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Boa
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 43×23×12 cm
Weight: 700 g

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Classical Boa-mask with oval eyes, large mouth with wooden teeth and strikingly big and ring-shaped ears. This type of mask is used war-mask worn by a witch doctor in front of the troops to frighten the enemy and put them to flight. After the pacification of the area, this mask was used to discipline children as a kind of bogeyman.

The wooden mask is in good condition with traces of tribal use, which gives the mask a beautiful aged patina.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).