Lot 249: A fine and Rare Bena Lulua mask

A fine and Rare Bena Lulua mask, Bena Lulua; D.R. Congo

Of classical form, the mask with high rounded forehead and scarification beneath a high curving element, likely carved to hold a feather bustle or headdress in place; the eyes on huge ocular orbits raised and with incising around the perimeter, the nose simple and triangular with pointed chin, the whole with red pigment. H. 17"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Ex. McConnell collection, VA, purchased in Montreal c. 1979-1983

Price Realized: $300

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