Circumcision Mask - Wood - Bena Lulua - DR Congo

Description
Circumcision Mask - Wood - Bena Lulua - DR Congo
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Magnificent mask from the LULUA people of DR Congo. Lulua masks are rare and were probably used during circumcision and funeral ceremonies. They display enlarged eyes and complex scarification patterns on their cheeks. This detailed wooden mask is in good condition with a fine aged patina.
Covered with red and white clay.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Circumcision Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Bena Lulua
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
34×25×17 cm
Weight
1100 g
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