Mask for interior protection - Wood - Songye - DR Congo

Description
Mask for interior protection - Wood - Songye - DR Congo
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

This mask in the typical Songye style, has been mounted to a base plate. It was not worn but was instead used to protect the home against evil entities. The mask has been decorated with various stripes of faded black, brown/red and beige/white.

Origin: Belgian Kongo
Dimensions approx. 33 x 18 x 14 cm

This item comes with a signed and stamped certificate confirming its authenticity. All our lots are appraised and checked by Jos Humblet. Mr. Humblet (°1954, Brussels) graduated in 1978 as Master of Art at St. Lukas in Brussels. From 1978 until 1993 he worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he specialised in formal analysis of works of art. Mr. Humblet started collecting tribal art in 1980 and became a dealer in 1995, specialising in art from Kongo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

This lot will be packed with the utmost care and shipped with DHL Express.

Lot details
Object
Mask for interior protection
Ethnic group/ culture
Songye
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
33×18×14 cm
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