Passport mask - Wood - Soko Mutu - Hemba - Congo DRC

Description
Passport mask - Wood - Soko Mutu - Hemba - Congo DRC
Late nineteenth - early twentieth century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Also called Passport Mask. Soko Mutu masks represent a composite chimpanzee-human creature who embodies the conflict between the unpredictability of wilderness and the laws of civilisation and the community.

Provenance: former Kongo Arts Gallery, French Riviera (former Jo Christiaens Gallery), former Jo Christiaens collection

Shipping: DHL/ DHL Express

Lot details
Object
Passport mask
Indigenous object name
Soko Mutu
Ethnic group/ culture
Hemba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Late nineteenth - early twentieth century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
20×9×12 cm
Weight
775 g
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