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c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask
  • c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask

c1960 African Belgium Congo Lega Mbuya Pumbu Wood Mask

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£350.00


Product Description

A fine condition large African Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) carved wooden Lega ceremony mask.

It is called a Mbuya Jia Kifutshi mask because the stylised hairstyle divided into 3 spiky parts, evoking the old black raffia headdress once worn by the Lega heads and their notables. Their masks were us usually larger than other tribes, because unlike other African Tribe masks, the Lega masks hung off their bodies, like their backs or arms. The mask represents a scarified face droopy lidded eyes. These have been coloured in red clay.

Condition is very good, but there are a couple of stress crack visible from the reverse, top and bottom. There are also specks of emulsion paint on the top, evidence of having hung on a wall in the past.

The mask has a nice patina of age and dates from around the 1950s to 1960s. The mask has not been cleaned or polished. It is part of a collection collected by a French Diplomat based in Africa and purchased from his retirement home in Brittany, France.

Size: 63 x 27 x 17 cm (24 ¾ x 10 5/8 x 6 ¾ inches)
Weight: 3599 g

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