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.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
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- 36×21×3 cm
- 550 g