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Songola Mask (N° 23855) Deposit sale

Plane mask to be suspended, whose reliefs come down to the edges dividing the face. The gaping mouth gives it a very special character. Grainy white patina, erosions.
Mixed by alliance with the Lega, Ngengele and Zimba, the Songola or Babili , or Goa , are governed by the elders of the lineages. They borrowed from the Luba and Songye the institution Luhuna composed of dignitaries and that of Bwami by their lega wives. The Songola live by hunting and fishing, they devote themselves to sculpture, although the objects associated with the Bwami cult come from the Lega. Among their reduced statuary, the figures of ancestors of the Nsubi society evoke those of the Mbole, other sculptures were kept in baskets as among the Lega. Masks such as ours were used during Nsindi initiation rites.  

Sold for 180.00

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

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OriginCollection française
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm59
Width23 cm
Weight1.10 Kg

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