Mask - Wood - Bakongo - DR Congo

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

Powerful Kongo mask from DR Congo.
Stretching across the coasts of Gabon and the D.R. of Congo, the Kongo are famous for their artistic diversity.

Along with their neighbors, the Yombe, the Bakongo people had faced masks that were associated with the spirit world. They were less common than their better known fetish or power figures, but some share the magic cavities and inserted nails of those figures.
Good condition with a beautiful patina.

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
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Bakongo
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
33×20×10 cm
Weight
600 g
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