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Masquette d’initiation http://renaudvanuxem.com

Masquette d’initiation http://renaudvanuxem.com

Lega "lukungu" masks belong to members of "bwami"- society who already have reached the highest rank of kindi. "Lukungu" means "skull" and should be a hint that the mask is thought to remind of deceased "kindi" members. H: 11,5 cm

Lega "lukungu" masks belong to members of "bwami"- society who already have reached the highest rank of kindi. "Lukungu" means "skull" and should be a hint that the mask is thought to remind of deceased "kindi" members.

Diviner’s Mask  .                                  Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, Yombe people        early 20th century        Wood, organic materials

ThanksDiviners Mask, Yombe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, Early century. via Kimbell Art Museum awesome pin

Africa | Anthropomorphic face mask “kifwebe” from the Songye people of DR Congo | Wood with black and white pigment

Anthropomorphic face mask “kifwebe” from the Songye people of DR Congo, Wood with black and white pigment.

UUrhobo Mask

The Urhobos are people of southern Nigeria, near the north-western Niger delta.

Mixtec Ceremonial Mask The mask has always been used as a ritual agent of transformation in Mesoamerica. The ritual wearer of this mask, the shaman, not only represented the god; he was the god

thingswoolike: Mixtec Ceremonial Mask The mask has always been used as a ritual agent of transformation in Mesoamerica. The ritual wearer of this mask, the shaman, not only represented the god;

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Ngbandi or Ngbaka Mask, Ubangi Region, Democratic Republic of the Congo | lot | Sotheby's

Ngbandi or Ngbaka Mask, Ubangi Region, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa | Mask from the Luba people of DR Congo | 19th century | Wood and natural fiber.

DR Congo Luba people mask of wood and natural fibre, C.

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