Face mask - Wood - Bakongo - Democratic Republic of Congo

Description
Face mask - Wood - Bakongo - Democratic Republic of Congo
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

ex private collection, UK

This mask was worn by a Yombe nganga, or ritual expert. Its white color probably represents the spirit of a deceased person. White was also associated with justice, order, truth, invulnerability, and insight—all virtues associated with the nganga

Soft wood, anatomically natural mask of an expressive face with openings for almond-shaped eyes and a mouth with deliberately filed teeth

Shipping via Royal Mail (unless requested otherwise) within 24hrs after payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

Lot details
Object
Face mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Bakongo
Region/ country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Material
Wood
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
27.5×17×7 cm
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