Rare LUBA Zoomorphe mask - Wood - Congo DRC

Description
Rare LUBA Zoomorphe mask - Wood - Congo DRC
2nd half 20th century - Good

Much less known than the Kifwebe or Bifwebe masks, there are masks which are very close to animal forms, presented as Luba masks by Marc Léo Félix in his book, The beauty and the beast.

Quite rare, the latter adopt the form of many animal figures, a monkey, a panther, a dog, a gorilla, antelopes, combining sometimes a kifweboid style with animal features. On page 73, the illustration 91 presents a figure very similar to this one.

Private collection.

Lot details
Object
Rare LUBA Zoomorphe mask
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
30×26×30 cm
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