Anthropo-zoomorphic face mask
D. R. Congo, Bembe (Eastern) - Goma
|Lempertz, Brussels, 25 March 1992, Lot 210
German Private Collection
|H: 12.6 inch||2500 EUR|
wood, kaolin, camwood powder,
These masks are said to have been used during "eluba ya butende" circumcision rites or the subsequent initiation rites. The mask combines features of the owl ("cwecwe") with human features and antelope horns.