Lot 203: Two Kuba masks

People: Kuba
DR Congo
H: 16" and 12 1/4"
The first a large helmet mask of powerful form from the Ngongo or Twa area, with flaring coif, wedge-shaped nose, and large eyes pierced numerous times; the second Eastern Ngeende or Ngongowith elongated face, and large triangular nose, the perimeter with classical Kuba design elements. Each on a custom base

Collected in Congo prior to 1970 by Lawson Mooney, former Director of Catholic Aid Agencies; Dr. Kenneth Adelman, former US Deputy Ambassador to the UN, and one time member of USAID, Zaire, c. 1975; A NY Private collection.

Price Realized: $150

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