An atypical Yombe or Vili mask

600.00

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An atypical Yombe or Vili mask, borderdestrict Zaire an Angola, an ovoid, hollowed maskwith open mouth, showing small varves teth, beneath a naturalistiv nose with prominent nostrils, glass-eyes with painted pupils, framed by semi circular ears, on top instead of a normal horn a circular glass inlay with a blackened center on a white base; various coloured mainly occre surface. Such masks are used during initiations, funerals of important individuals or some of them may have social control functions.
Vogel, Susan Mullin (1981). For Spirits and Kings: African Art from the Paul and Ruth Tishman Collection. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 214.

900 – 1.000,- Euro

Height: 34 cm
Weight: 810 g

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Weight 0.810 kg