Yela Ekanga mask

€350.00

African Mbole art

Masks of this type are quite rare in private collections of African art that are listed and known to the general public. The Mbole people is a very hierarchical society, the socio-cultural organization is omnipresent, among other things it organizes initiation rites, governs relations and punishes transgressions. This masks comes from a subgroup of the Mbole : Yela people.

These circular ekanga masks are kept in a special basket in the meeting lodge of the very secret ekanga society.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
Size
23 cm
Ethnic group
Mbole
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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