African art > African mask > Bena Lulua Mask

Lulua Mask, Luluwa (N° 18848)

The forehead and prominent features of this African mask form a powerfully expressive face here. The face with protruding eyes in large white globes, characteristic of the Luluwa, is also accompanied by a beard gathered in horn-like braids. Curvilinear and keloid lozenge patterns alternate on the glossy black-brown surface of the wood. Very slight abrasions. mulalenga wa nkashaama, as well as the head of the Leopard society and statuettes mbulenga linked to the spirits of nature. In spite of Kalamba Mukwenge's attempt at the end of the 19th century to eradicate traditional cults by resorting to autodafés, the religious system was maintained, such as the cult of fertility tshibola. (Tribal art of Black Africa. JB Bacquart; " Umbangu, Art du Congo au Musée Royal du Cogo Belge" ed. Cultura).  

Watch the video


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

Originex-collection britannique
Countryrdc ex zaire
Weight1.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Masque KweseMasque  maladeMasque YakaStatue LuluaMasque Metoko

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art - Lulua Mask, Luluwa
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100