This large and deep mask was worn , during the circumcision ceremonies, by a member of the Secret " Wi-Limi " Society.
The scarifications on the nose back, the small diagonal incisions on the cheeks and the multiple circular ornaments around the mouth are all signs of maturity ".
Ex. Gallery “ Le Page “ , rue de la Regence , Brussels ( 1978).
Ex. Privé coll. Brussels (1978).
Hard wood type
Shiny, black brown oily patina.
White painted parts on the heart shaped parts around the eyes.
Long vertical crack with native restoration.
Rub wear and tear on the protruding parts.
Restoration traces left side (native?)
Attachment holes at the bottom edge.
Dry patinated inside.
Beautiful and big Nbaka mask!
Will be sent with track & trace.
- Grup etnic/ cultură
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 37×25×16 cm