Lot 242: An unusual Eastern Congolese mask

People: Eastern Congo, possibly Bemba
DR Congo
H: 23 1/4"
The old mask with large horns rising from the head, ears to the sides, the eyes crudely but powerfully carved, the nose and mouth large and aggressive. Below the chin a carving which may represent a beard or be part of the mask covering the neck. Fine old surface in and out; an enigmatic though powerful example. On a custom base.

Ex. Private Virginia collection


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