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Teke Mask - Tsaayi Kidumu (N° 17490)

Only the Tsaayi, among Gabon's Téké subgroups, produced wooden masks as early as the mid-19th century. They were used by members of the secret male brotherhood kidumu (the kidumu is the name of society, dance, and mask), dances at the funerals of village notables or at weddings and other important ceremonies. Since Congo's independence, they have appeared more and more at the celebrations of rejoicing. This sculpture using the plank mask is not fitted with eye perforations and could be a box mask.
The pictograms of the Téke masks emphasize oppositions symbolizing duality in the universe: circular, they are divided horizontally by a band and their surface is decorated with geometric patterns painted with white, red, black or ochre pigments. In addition to lunar symbolism, these pictograms refer to regional body scarifications.
Satina. Abraded polychromy.  

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OriginCollection belge
EthnyTeke
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height29
Width31
Weight0.56 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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