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Ngombe Mask (N° 23735)

African mask circular and shallow, sporting ample bleached orbits in the center of a face streaked with linear scarifications. The animal fur goatee and exposed teeth evoke an unpredictable character. A textile and raffia hood is attached to the top of the mask. Velvety two-tone patina.
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 geometric-looking masks, the uses of which are poorly documented, would occur 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, peau animale, raphia
Height cm32
Width20 cm
Weight0.30 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

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