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Nyanga Mask (N° 23849)

Large bleached mask whose heart-cut center is underlined by a wide striated band on which are inscribed cup-shaped ears. The eyes and toothed mouth are quadrangular, the nose straight. A wide border contours the face. Height on base: 40 cm.
Established in the Kivu forest in the DRC, the Nyanga are from Uganda, of Bahunde stock. The Hunde migration mixed them with the Lega living in the region. A patrilineal society, they rub shoulders with the Kumu and the Pere and live from hunting and agriculture. Their pottery and the basketry produced by the women are renowned. Many cults structure their religious life: that associated with the god of fire, the aquatic serpent, and the spirits of nature. Circumcision and initiation ceremonies are accompanied by "mumbira" musical instruments.  

280.00 € 224.00 ( -20.0 %) 
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OriginEx-collection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm31
Width20 cm
Weight1.17 Kg
Socle includedYes

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