Lot: 275

93rd Tribal Art Auction

Anthropomorphic face mask

D. R. Congo, Luba / Songe

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Alex Arthur, Brussels, Belgium H: 14.6 inch 1000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigments,
Kifweboid mask without the characteristic box shape, but with typical groove pattern.

M. L. Felix assigned similar masks to neighbouring groups of the Songe and Luba, for example the Bena Samba (cf. Felix, 2003, p. 62 f.).


Felix, Marc L., Beauty and the beasts, Brussels 2003, p. 59 ff.