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Elephant mask Mukyeem / Mukenda - Ngeende Kuba - Congo DRC

€150.00

Elephant mask in traditional art Ngeende Kuba

This African mask from Kuba Ngeende wears what represents an elephant trunk. It illustrates the power and wisdom of the king. The trunk also refers to the economy of the Kuba kingdom whose ivory trade was an important activity. Traditional masks like this one were worn at funerals as well as at different stages of male initiation.

Our art gallery offers you this mask at a price well below the estimate established by the experts of the famous auction room Catawiki.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1950
Size
40 X 24 cm
Expert's estimate
500 - 600 €
Material(s)
Fur
Straw
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium

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