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Boa mask (N° 21117)

Supposed to make invulnerable and in order to terrify 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. Two-tone patina, erosions.
Height on base: 32 cm. Close to the Mangbetu and the Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa would have used these masks for educational purposes with children since the pacification of the Uele region.  

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EthnyBoa
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height21
Width16
Weight0.52 Kg
Estimated datingfin xx°
Socle includedYes

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