African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Tsogho mask

Tsogho, Mitsogho mask (N° 19543)

A neighboring tribe of the Pounou or Punu , the Tsogo , Mitsogo , are traditionally farmers (slash-and-burn agriculture) and matrilineal, and renowned for their elaborate rituals of religious practice, and particularly initiation, including the bwiti or mwiri for men, and the nyembe for women. They live on the right bank of the Ngoumé River. The function of their African masks is essentially the propitiation of the spirits of the ancestors and divination through the use of medicinal plants, particularly hallucinogenic. Their masks are kept at the back of the ebanza house where the initiates gather.
This mask offering thick kaolin residue in the center of the face is carved from dense wood. The corners of the mouth are raised, inscribing a debonair physiognomy. Abrasions and slight chipping of the outline.  

Watch the video

Possibility of payment in2x (2x 140.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

By purchasing this artwork you will get 5% = (14.0 loyalty points = 14.0 euros) which you can use towards your next purchase

OriginEx-collection française
Weight0.40 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Masque LwenaMasque PendeMasque BembeMasque SongolaMasque Markha

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 - Tsogho, Mitsogho mask
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

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