African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Luba Mask

Animal mask Luba Mukisi a kukaya (N° 19391)

Ex-collection of Belgian African art.
This African mask depicting a bird (probably a wild guinea fowl, symbol of fecundity) was worn with a circular mask kifwebe accessorized with a voluminous raffia collar that concealed the dancer. These masks occurred during different traditions: investitures, funerals, and rites against witchcraft in the different initiatory societies. In the eastern part of the Luba region, important ceremonies take place in homage to the ancestors of the clan, deceased chiefs, and to the new moon. Offerings are then made to nature spirits, who act as intermediaries between the group and the ancestors.
Watch the video


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

OriginEx-collection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm38
Width17 cm
Weight0.85 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Masque MboleMasque ViliMasque LegaMasque DogonMasque Mangbetu

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal