Mask - Wood - Prov - Yaka - Congo DRC

Description
Mask - Wood - Prov - Yaka - Congo DRC
mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

A wood Yaka helmet mask with a fibre beard.
Originating in the middle Kwilu, this type of helmet mask was used among the Yaka, the Suku, & Pindi groups in the Kasai, and was connected with initiation rites of passage. H= 60cm
Provenance: Patrick Dierickx

Wood and raffia parts in good condition, some abrasion on the white pigments.

Published in "Living with African Art" by David Norden,2019. Nr017

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Prov
Ethnic group/ culture
Yaka
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
50×20×30 cm
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