Mask - Wood - Suku - DR Congo

Description
Mask - Wood - Suku - DR Congo
1st half 20th century - Good

D.R.Congo, Afrika
Suku
Yaka Kakungu initiation mask
First half of the 20th century.
Dimensions: H: 42 cm, W: 24 cm, D: 12 cm

Boys are taught in the traditions of their people and undergo the obligatory circumcision. During their initiation ceremony, several masks are used in the Nkanda closing ceremony. Kakungu is the largest of the initiation masks. Kakungu masks teach the young men respect for the elderly and give protection. They are also used to treat impotence and sterility.

Kakungu masks have an assertive and striking design, with a large forehead and bulging cheeks.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Suku
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
42×24×12 cm
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