Dense grain wood with encrusted, thick, deep, saturating patina. This ancient mask was used in the Mani secret society and shows much age and use; ritually trimmed beard intact. From northern D.R.Congo, very early 20th century. 9.25" H. Provenance: ex Wallace Collection, FL, 1988-2008; Patric Didier Claes, ca. 1987

Rare Zande Face Mask


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