Lot 246: A lovely Tabwa mask

People: Tabwa
DR Congo
H: 10 3/4"
A fine and graceful mask in the form of an antelope with cowries inset into the eyes. The surface shows handling and patina and it was likely this was a ritual mask and not meant to be worn. A fine and rare example, on a custom base.

Field collected by Dean Ripa in the 1980's while living among the Tabwa.

Price Realized: $100

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