Mask (1) - Wood, iron nails - Mbangani - Congo DRC

Description
Mask (1) - Wood, iron nails - Mbangani - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Excellent

Ex. private collection - Menen- Belgique,
1st half 20th century
Size: 41x25x23 cm
Weight: 1.75kg

Very nice mask from the Mbangani ethnic group. Eyes are slit and highlighted by small iron nails.

The Mbangani are located in the south of the DRC Zaire / Congo, on the border with Angola. This ethnic group is small and their masks are not very common in Europe.

Their art is strongly influenced by their neighbors Lunda, Chokwé and Lulua and is characterized by masks with large eyes with flat eyelids.
These masks were used in particular during ceremonies linked to the initiation of young men.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Mbangani
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
iron nails, Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
41×25×23 cm
Weight
1.75 kg
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