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

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Description

Classical Boa-mask with oval eyes, large mouth with wooden teeth. 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, covered in black and white kaoliën (phembe) which gives the mask a beautiful aged patina.
Some teeths are missing.

Object
War Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Boa
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
33×19×10 cm
Weight
610 g
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