Lot 248: A fine and rare Kasai Luba mask

A fine and rare Kasai Luba mask, Luba of the Kasai; D.R. Congo

The unusual mask of massive form with high rounded forehead, narrow eyes and thick -shaped nose, the mouth simple and jutting, and squared. The surface divided vertically into two fields with striations in horizontal bands. Fine old surface patina and well aged and worn interior. H. 17"

This mask was brought to the USA by Mrs. F. Lewis a Presbyterian missionary at Bulape in Kete territory, but was given it as a gift by Luba from the area between kananga and Mbuji Mayi.

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by Mrs. Lewis C. 1940's
Ex. Meyer Osterman, MA

Price Realized: $900

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