Lot: 100

98e vente aux enchères

Masque "ndeemba" de la société d'initiation "n-khanda"

R. D. Congo, Yaka

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
R. Rummel, Germany
Heinz Seeliger (1920-1997), Würzburg, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 27 November 2010, Lot 342
Werner Zintl, Worms, Germany
H: 51 cm 1200 EUR
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Wood, fabric, paint, pigments, grass fibre, base

Masks "ndeemba" are worn by the newly circumcised "tundasi" at dances that indicate the end of the seclusion period and celebrate the return of the young men to daily village life.

The dance of the masks is accompanied by chants, which are mainly aimed at affirming the male superiority and the new social status of the young men.