Mask with Three Faces - Lengola - D.R Congo

Mask with Three Faces - Lengola - D.R Congo
2nd half of the 20th century - Good condition

Mukuyi Okuyi mask - Punu/Pounou - Gabon 32 cm
Wood; Pigments; Patina of wear.

Mask with 3 faces - Lengola - D.R Congo.
Dimensions: Height: 32 cm; Width: 29 cm.
Weight: 850 grams.
Stand not included.

In the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the left bank of the Zaire River, the Lengola crafted rare masks which craftsmanship is strongly inspired by the one of their neighbours, the Lega (or Balega, Rega, Barega).
This mask was used for initiation ceremonies of young people joining the Butoka (or Butuka) society.

Careful packaging. Express shipment.

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