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Luba/Zela zoomorphic mask (N° 18934)

In the south-eastern region of Katanga, around the 1960s, the Zela, who had long been subject to the Lubas from whom they borrowed their customs and rites, carved animal masks, following the example of the Lubas and the Kundas. In 1970 indeed, the kifwebe society was subjected to a transformation which was accompanied by new masks. In the Zela and Kundas groups, however, this type of mask was used in profane theatrical ceremonies featuring fairy tales. Polychrome matt patina. Litt. "Congo Masks" ed. M.L. Felix  

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Originex-collection belge
EthnyLuba
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height35
Depth36
Width22
Weight0.80 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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