Nsembu Initiation Mask - Kumu / Komo - Congo DRC

€485.00

Uncommon traditional African mask from Kumu in Congo

This is an initiatory mask with a simple look. Classically, the eyes are gaping. The small mouth has a metal dentition. The raffia beard is still present. The African mask has a very old internal patina on which one observes the shots of adze. Perforations present for the breathing of the mask wearer.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
25 x 16 cm
Expert's estimate
600 - 700 €
Ethnic group
Kumu
Material(s)
Wood, raphia
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Museum tribal art collection

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