Mask (1) - Wood, pigments - Bembe - Congo

Description
Mask (1) - Wood, pigments - Bembe - Congo
mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Provenance: Private Belgian collection. Bruno Biemans Collection.

Robert Biemans, born in 1927, graduated from the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles/Free University of Brussels) as a doctor;
He worked as a conscript in the former Belgian Congo, from 1953 to 1975.


After the independence of Congo in 1960, he was missioned to Rwanda as a medical officer for the Belgian government in Kigali.
Interested in African art, he accumulated several pieces from the African continent throughout his career.
A second part of his collection, owned by the second son of Mr. Biemans, Bruno Biemans.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Bembe
Region/ country
Congo
Material
pigments, Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
28×15×5 cm
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