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Africa | Mask "mbuya" from the Pende people of DR Congo | Wood, polychrome paint, raffia and plant fiber

"Mbuya" Mask D. Congo, Pende wood, matt patina, polychrome paint, a bonnet and a chin beard made from raffia bast and plant fibres.

Africa | Mask "mbuya" from the Pende people of DR Congo | Wood, polychrome paint, raffia and plant fiber

DR Congo Pende people mask, mbuya, of wood, polychrome pigment.

Africa | Mask "phumbu" from the Pende people of Congo | Wood, polychrome paint, raffia

Congo Pende people mask, phumbu, of wood and polychrome paint.

Africa | Mask from the Ituri people of DR Congo | Wood, animal skin, polychrome paint and plant fiber

Mask from the Ituri people of DR Congo

Africa | Mask from the Vili people of the lower Congo river, Brazzaville | Wood, pigment, plant fiber, hair, leopard skin | 19th century

DR Congo lower Congo river, Brazzaville, Vili people mask of wood.

Mask, 20th century, Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbagani peoples, ritual/ceremonial

Mask, 20th century, Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbagani peoples, ritual/ceremonial

Yaka Kakuungu Mask, DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/item/dr-congo-yaka-kakuungu-initiation-mask/

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Mask from the Yaka people of DR Congo | Wood, polychrome paint, rattan bonnet, grass fiber cuff.  See too the following site for additional African mask images and information: http://www.zyama.com/index.htm

DR Congo Yaka people mask of wood, polychrome paint, and rattan.

Africa | "Muyombo type Mubya" mask from the Pende people of DR Congo | Wood, pigment and natural fiber

DR Congo Pende people 'Muyombo type Mubya' mask of wood, pigment and natural fibre.

Africa | Female 'Pwo' mask from the Chokwe people of Angola and DR Congo | Wood, pigment, metal and natural fiber

Angola, DR Congo Chokwe people female Pwo mask of wood, pigment, metal and natural fibre.

Africa | Helmet mask "agbogho mmwo" from the Igbo people of Nigeria | Wood, paint and encrusted patina | Representing the "spirit of a young maiden" - "agbogho mmwo". Belonging to the men's "mmwo" society. Such masks were worn by young men on harvest festivities and at the annual ceremonies in honour of the earth spirit "ane". The dancers wore coloured tight costumes with false breasts.

Representing the "spirit of a young maiden" belonging to the men's "mmwo" society. Such masks were worn by young men on harvest festivities and at the annual ceremonies in honor of the earth spirit "ane.

masque africain

masque africain

Objets Igbo / Ibo / Ikbo

Masque Ibo, agbogho mmuo Ibo m

Ogoni - the small caricatures called "elu" are representing different characters. In a funny or tragic way they illustrate traditions by stories and songs.  H: 19 cm    Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue159/d100_101/#ixzz3wlJzfRWg

Mask with hinged jaw "elu" Nigeria, Ogoni

Lega Mask 59

Lega Mask 59

Africa | Female Face Mask. Chokwe peoples, DR Congo or Angola. ca. 1930s.  | Wood,pigment, reeds and fiber.

DR Congo or Angola Chokwe peoples female face mask of wood, pigment, reeds and fibre.

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