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Ngombe mask (N° 23475)

Despite the absence of streaks running along the nasal bridge, this African mask would come from the Ngombe territory but could also be of Zande origin. The heart-shaped orbits shelter coffee-bean eyelids, the thin, short nose highlights the large toothed mouth, hollowed out in a prognathic jaw. Smooth reddish-brown patina. Small accidents.
In the north-west of Zaire, south of Oubangui, on the banks of the Lualaba, live the 120,000 Ngombe of the Bantu language, led by a chief and a warrior society Elombe. Their neighbors are the Ngbandi and the Ngbaka whose statuary has had an influence on their tribal sculpture, and various banda groups. Their masks of geometric appearance intervene during the rites of the mani society. They also produce protective hunting fetishes and prestige objects adorned with upholstery nails.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyNgombe
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm32
Width18 cm
Weight0.60 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

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