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Boa Mask (N° 25628)

Offering pierced ear flaps, like those of the Boa of the east, and a mouth filled with scattered teeth, this African mask gave an impressive appearance to its wearer. Supposed to make one invulnerable and with the aim of terrifying the enemy, the African mask kpongadomba or "Pongdudu" of the Boa was ordered by the chief kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior. It was then kept in his wife's hut. Velvety matte film patina. Abrasions, erosions.
Height on base: 51 cm.
Close to the Mangbetu and the Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa have used these masks for educational purposes with children since the pacification of the Uele region.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyBoa
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm32
Width20 cm
Weight1.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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