Our mask, with a white concave eye area, has a protruding, pointed chin.
The piercing of the chin (for a braided raffia beard) derives from their neighbours the Salampasu.
The cock crest at the top is more of Kete/Lulua origin.
Ex. Colonial collection. Family Ponsaerts, Tienen/Belgium.
See: See: “100 peoples of Zaïre...”, M-L Felix, Brussels, 1987, page 100, fig. 101 (50 cm).
Hard wood sort.
Shiny, dark brown oily patina.
Details white & red painting.
Nicely carved, dry inside.
Attachment holes at the upper edge.
Hair crack left side.
Traces of wear and tear and dust deposits.
Small restorations here and there.
Very beautiful specimen !
Shipment with track & trace.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- 1st half 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 30×17×16 cm