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Jonga masker (N° 21785)

Geometric lines are cut here on the flat face of a globular structure. The forehead in slight relief, suggesting a hairstyle split in two, extends to a rectangular nose. A handle (a beard?) Is fitted under the chin.
Two-tone patina.
The Mbole form one of the many clans belonging to the Mongo Ethiopia, including the Bolia, Bokote, Bongandu, Ekonda, Mbole, Dengese, Nkutu, Ntomba, Kole, Sengele, Songomeno, Iyasa, Bakutu, Bakusu, Iyadjima (Iyaelima), Boyela and the Batetela. These are spread between the south of Equateur province (province) and the north of Bandundu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Tribe of the Mbole group, the Jonga live in the forest south of the Mbolé, hunting and farming. Their artistic production, mainly representing ancestors, is poorly documented. All these groups had similar associations, including male society Nkoumi among the Jonga, and initiation rituals in which masks were used. Their sculpture remains rare.
 

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyMbole
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm41
Width23 cm
Weight0.70 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

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