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Mask Luba Mukisi a kukaya (N° 19267)

This African mask of the Kifwebe dance society was accessorized with a voluminous raffia collar that concealed the dancer. These masks were used in different traditions: investitures, funerals, and rites against witchcraft in the different initiatory societies. In the eastern part of the Luba region, important ceremonies take place in homage to the ancestors of the clan, deceased chiefs, and to the new moon. Offerings are then made to nature spirits, who act as intermediaries between the group and the ancestors. Circular, offering broad, drooping eyelids over a half-open gaze, this expressive mask has a tubular mouth. Like the carved luba figures, an engraved band delineates the forehead. Dark brown patina, scattered residues of kaolin. Localized abrasions, xylophagous prints now eradicated. Watch the video

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Originex-collection Timmerman
EthnyLuba
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height26
Width22
Weight0.45 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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