1st half 20th century - In good condition - restored
|Object:||Mask (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||Prov Carlo Bold|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Suku|
|Region/ country:||Congo DRC|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||In good condition - restored|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
This Suku initiation mask has an animal on top, a style seen and photographed by Eliot Elisofon.
Used during the initiation Circumcision rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo – Democratic Republic.
Kwango -Kwilu river area.
It represent a forest spirit and animal.
Among the Suku of the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, masks plays crucial role in protecting boys during initiation, the vulnerable period between boyhood and manhood. The power contained in Suku masks may be directed against those who disrespect or attempt to harm the initiates, and it may be used to cure illness and promote prosperity. Often brightly colored and surmounted by animal figures, these masks depict past elders and lineage heads—people who command a great deal of respect and who make important decisions affecting the community.
Slide- Eliot Elisofon, 1951.
Prov. : Carlo Bold collection H= 40 cm ( without the raffia) H= 66cm with raffia.
Published in "Living with African Art" by David Norden,2019. Nr14
NO PRICE LIMIT AUCTION.
David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.
I do not buy directly from Africa, and try to avoid objects made only for decoration. Nearly all the objects I sell are 50 years or older. My objects are coming from private and known collections, small and big auction houses from around the world, from exchanges with other collectors, or from other dealers.
I favor figurative masks and figures, and fine quality of carvings with good age.
All lots from David Norden's collection are sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
All lots may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's African Antiques Art Gallery in Antwerp.
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