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Goma Mask (N° 18519)

Ample volume whose concave orbits occupy the central part, this African mask of boa features a face with zoomorphic ears arranged in height. The defined nose is straight, and the mouth points slightly. Parallel grooves and decorative friezes highlight the features. Breaks at the contours. Kaolin crusty residue around the eyes. Dark satin patina.
Live in villages clustered around Lake Tanganyka, the Boa are organized into matrilineal clans living mainly from fishing. Little by little, they mingled with the Bembe and The Buyu established in the mountainous regions near the lake. They worship lineage ancestors, the spirits of nature named maseko and have male initiation associations karunga and kilanda . They are mainly known for their masks related to circumcision ceremonies butende. Some of these masks are worn during funeral ceremonies in honour of dignitaries.  

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Originex-collection allemande
Countryrdc ex zaire
Weight1.15 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
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