Plankmasker - Hout - Lilwa - Mbole - DR Congo

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Plankmasker - Hout - Lilwa - Mbole - DR Congo
Midden 20e eeuw - Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage

The Mbole have made and used only two types of masks. This piece belongs to the group of masks that functioned within the context of the Lilwa Society. Most of these masks are almost completely flat with only a very slight form of relief. They were used to protect and guard the entrances of the initiation camp where circumcision rituals were held so as to keep intruders out. This rare mask bears the traditional Mbole array of colours i.e.: white and brown ocre with mysterious holes.
Good condition with a good patina of age.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

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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Kavelgegevens
Object
Plankmasker
Inheemse naam van het object
Lilwa
Etnische groep / cultuur
Mbole
Regio / land
DR Congo
Materiaal
Hout
Periode
Midden 20e eeuw
Staat
Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage
Verkocht met standaard
Nee
Afmetingen
36×21×3 cm
Gewicht
550 g
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