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Mask - D.R.Congo, Yaka. Probably used at circumcision rites for young boys, symbolizing fertility and virility.

Mask - D.R.Congo, Yaka. Probably used at circumcision rites for young boys, symbolizing fertility and virility.

Yaka mask. Wood, pigments and various materials - 47 cm D.R. Congo Kholuka or Mbala, of extremely delicate features, classical hooked nose, half closed eyes. Coverd by colored pigments. Nice and ancient patina of use. Used in dances celebrating the emergence of young initiates from the Yaka circumcision camp. The initiates hold the masks when boys are ritually welcomed into the Yaka manhood. Provenance: Galerie J-P Jernander, Brussels. Private Collection, Belgium Estimate: € 4000 - 6000

Yaka mask. Wood, pigments and various materials - 47 cm D.R. Congo Kholuka or Mbala, of extremely delicate features, classical hooked nose, half closed eyes. Coverd by colored pigments. Nice and ancient patina of use. Used in dances celebrating the emergence of young initiates from the Yaka circumcision camp. The initiates hold the masks when boys are ritually welcomed into the Yaka manhood. Provenance: Galerie J-P Jernander, Brussels. Private Collection, Belgium Estimate: € 4000 - 6000

Africa | Tsekedi face mask from the Yaka people of Popokabaka, Kwango, Bandundu, DR Congo | wood, raffia, pigment, vegetal fibre, textile | ca. prior to 1931 | Although worn by young circumcised males at the end of the mukanda ritual, these masks have little importance and are only rarely seen during the grand dance performed by the young men in the surrounding villages.

Africa | Tsekedi face mask from the Yaka people of Popokabaka, Kwango, Bandundu, DR Congo | wood, raffia, pigment, vegetal fibre, textile | ca. prior to 1931 | Although worn by young circumcised males at the end of the mukanda ritual, these masks have little importance and are only rarely seen during the grand dance performed by the young men in the surrounding villages.

Object type mask  Materials wood  Place of collecting Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bandundu > Kwango  Culture Yaka  Acquisition related person G. Passau, as donor  Date of acquisition 1955-12-20  Dimensions 34 cm x 14,5 cm

Object type mask Materials wood Place of collecting Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bandundu > Kwango Culture Yaka Acquisition related person G. Passau, as donor Date of acquisition 1955-12-20 Dimensions 34 cm x 14,5 cm

Africa | Comb from the Yaka people of Congo; wood with a figure of a mother and a child | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

Africa | Comb from the Yaka people of Congo; wood with a figure of a mother and a child | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

"Anthropomorphic Mask" (ca. early 20th century). Democratic Republic of Congo, Yaka peoples. Posted on brooklynmuseum.org.

"Anthropomorphic Mask" (ca. early 20th century). Democratic Republic of Congo, Yaka peoples. Posted on brooklynmuseum.org.

Statue / réceptacle, Yaka, République Démocratique du Congo | lot | Sotheby's

Statue / réceptacle, Yaka, République Démocratique du Congo | lot | Sotheby's

Fine, African Art, Yaka, Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Collectible

Fine, African Art, Yaka, Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Collectible

Africa | Mask from the Lega people of DR Congo | Wood, encrusted patina | ca. early 20th century:

Africa | Mask from the Lega people of DR Congo | Wood, encrusted patina | ca. early 20th century:

Africa | Mask from the Boa people of the Democratic Republic of Congo | Wood and pigment | ca. 19th century

Africa | Mask from the Boa people of the Democratic Republic of Congo | Wood and pigment | ca. 19th century

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