Lot 234: A fine Northern Yaka initiation mask

A Fine Southern Yaka initiation mask, Yaka; Kwilu-kwango region; D.R. Congo

The finely carved mask with tight features in a ringed face, the cheeks droopy and the mouth open with barred teeth, the nose wide and powerful, the eyes small and carved in wide ocular orbits. H. 13"

This mask was authenticated by Dr. Arthur P. Bourgeois, World expert on the Yaka and Suku.

Property of a New York estate

Alfred Schienberg, 1971, The Gallery of African Art. NY

Price Realized: $1,900

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