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Mask - Wood - Prov - Yaka - Congo DRC

Mask - Wood - Prov - Yaka - Congo DRC

A wood Yaka helmet mask with a fibre beard.
Originating in the middle Kwilu, this type of helmet mask was used among the Yaka, the Suku, & Pindi groups in the Kasai, and was connected with initiation rites of passage. H= 60cm
Provenance: Patrick Dierickx

Wood and raffia parts in good condition, some abrasion on the white pigments.

Published in "Living with African Art" by David Norden,2019. Nr017

Object Mask
Indigenous object name Prov
Ethnic group/ culture Yaka
Region/ country Congo DRC
Material Wood
Period Mid 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 50×20×30 cm
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