Mask - Wood - Tetela - Congo DRC

Mask - Wood - Tetela - Congo DRC
2nd half 20th century - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear

African Mask in the style of the Tetela people of the Democratic Republic of Congo

PROVENANCE: A Tetela mask I got from a private person succession.

ORIGIN: The Tetela are related to the Songye from Congo.

HEIGHT: 26 cm 36 cm on the custom made metal stand ( included in your package ).

CONDITION: Shiny patina Above the eye the wood seems to have some abrasions ( see picutres) otherwise good condition. Reddish patina from Tokula powder.

Estimated age : 1970's-80

These masks are named as "mwadi," the makers of the mask is from the "Tetela," tribe, and the owner of the mask is a "witch doctor," who used the masks for "the dance of the new moon" and for funerals and marital celebrations.

All our exclusive Art may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, or by appointment.

David Norden despite it's aspect this mask was probably made for decoration, you will get a written description inside the package.

David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.

Lot details
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Congo DRC
2nd half 20th century
Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
Sold with stand
26×18×9 cm
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