Our mask with the huge nose and the protruding mouth clearly belongs to the "Mfondo" type.
On the temples we see the typical button-shaped "Kankolo" skin scarification.
These types of masks mainly provided entertainment , even though they were sometimes danced with for lucrative purposes.
Ex. Gallery J.P. Lepage , 17&19 rue de la Regence , Bruxelles.
Ex. Private collection. Brussels.
See : photo pub. Gal. In "Arts d'Afrique Noir" 1975.
Photo mask collection. Museum Tervuren.
Semi hard wood type.
Face and nose coloured dark red.
Details painted white and coiffure painted in black.
A lot of surface damage from insect damage.
Wear from use on the protruding parts.
Little wood knot scar on the chin
Four attachment holes.
A small drilled hole between the nose and mouth!
Dry, roughly carved inside.
Beautiful , classic version.
Will be sent with Track & Trace.
- Regione / Paese
- Repubblica Democratica del Congo
- Prima metà XX secolo
- Eccellenti condizioni
- Con supporto incluso
- 28×19×16 cm