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Yaka Kholuka Mask (N° 10729)

Yaka Kholuka mask of circumcision and initiation of young boys, marking the end of the period of confinement.
These masks represent the various degrees of the insider hierarchy, and as the personal imagination can be expressed freely, they are very varied.
The set has retained its polychromy well.
The representation of the upturned nose is quite characteristic of the Yaka ethnic group. The headdress is topped with a cloth reptile.

The Yaka society is extremely hierarchical and authoritarian. The leader of lineage has the right to life and death on his subjects. As is often the case, the artistic current of the ethnic group has been influenced by neighbouring populations. For the Yaka, the influence comes mainly from the Suku and Kongo ethnic groups. Yaka's statuary is as much about healing as it is about evil.  


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OriginEx collection belge
EthnyYaka
CountryRDC
Material(s)wood, raphia, rissu
Height83
Width27
Weight1.31 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle inclusOptional

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