Lot: 25395th Tribal Art Auction
Anthropomorphic mask "ishyeen imaalu"
D. R. Congo, Kuba
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|H: 9.3 inch||
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wood, colour pigments, rest. In this beautiful old mask the bonnet including grass fiber tufts and feathers has been preserved, a headdress, as it was worn only by warriors of the Kuba ("iyool"). This mask is part of a mask triad used by the "babende" male society, which can be found in many villages in central and northern Kuba.