Wonderful ancient wooden belly mask from the MAKONDE people of Tanzania.
This kind of masks symbolize fertility and are also thought to be worn during boys initiation ceremonies. Good used condition with slight traces of wear and tear. Beautiful aged belly mask with a great patina.
Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
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- Belly Mask
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Mid 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 48×24×16 cm
- 1000 g