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Ethnographic & Tribal Masks and Sculptures

Nzakara people, DRC. Wooden Initiation Face Mask.

Price €4.750 €


These masks were used in ceremonies of initiation into hunting or warrior associations. They danced alone and are exceptionally rare.The Nzakara ethnic group belong to the Equatorial Bantu. They have their homeland in the border area between the CAR and the DRC. In the 18-19th C they came under the Mangbetu hegemony, later Zandeized. Due to these historical events, the art works of the Nzakara are difficult to differentiate from those of the Mangbetu and Zande. Literature: See reproduction on p.138 of 100 Peoples of Zaire by Marc. L. Felix.

H x W x D

26 cm