African Carved Wood Mbagani Mask

15113. African Carved Wood Mbagani Mask

Dem Republic of Congo

Oval carved wood mask with large circular eyes, crested atop head and pointed chin. A formal composition broken down into flat two dimensional geometric planes. These masks were probably used in circumcision or society initiation rites.
Size: 13-1/2 inches H. + custom mount.
Compare a similar example in - A survey of Zairian Art, The Bronson Collection - by J Cornet, no. 100. Ex. Collection of Richard S. Ravenal


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