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Maschera dei Tabwa, Congo, profilo. Foto: Sabina Marineo.

Maschera dei Tabwa, Congo, profilo. Foto: Sabina Marineo.

Africa | Hat / headgear from the Lega people of DR Congo | Vegetal fiber, shells and buttons

Africa | Hat / headgear from the Lega people of DR Congo | Vegetal fiber, shells and buttons

Lega Iginga (Human Figure), DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/item/dr-congo-lega-iginga-human-figure/

Lega Iginga (Human Figure), DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/item/dr-congo-lega-iginga-human-figure/

This African mask is carved out of ivory for the "Oba" (king) of Benin, and is believed to be dated from the 16th Century. This mask was actually not worn over the face, but rather as a pendant, either around the neck like a necklace or hanging from the king's hip, like a belt.

This African mask is carved out of ivory for the "Oba" (king) of Benin, and is believed to be dated from the 16th Century. This mask was actually not worn over the face, but rather as a pendant, either around the neck like a necklace or hanging from the king's hip, like a belt.

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Luba Mboko Figure, DR Congo

Luba Mboko Figure, DR Congo

Africa | Mask "kifwebe" from the Songye people of DR Congo | Wood, paint | The mask is supplemented by a plaited costume and a long beard of raffia fiber. It used to appear at various ceremonies, with the function of a security force or for warding off enemies in cases of war.

Africa | Mask "kifwebe" from the Songye people of DR Congo | Wood, paint | The mask is supplemented by a plaited costume and a long beard of raffia fiber. It used to appear at various ceremonies, with the function of a security force or for warding off enemies in cases of war.

Dogon hunter mask, early 20th century - The Dogon carve over eighty kinds of mask some of which, especially the Satimbe, Katanga and Sirige, are considered to have potent magical powers. Others, representing hunters or animals, are used in dances of a more celebratory or social nature.

Dogon hunter mask, early 20th century - The Dogon carve over eighty kinds of mask some of which, especially the Satimbe, Katanga and Sirige, are considered to have potent magical powers. Others, representing hunters or animals, are used in dances of a more celebratory or social nature.

Africa | Mask "kifwebe" from the Songye people of DR Congo | Wood with red and black paint, kaolin, animal hair

Africa | Mask "kifwebe" from the Songye people of DR Congo | Wood with red and black paint, kaolin, animal hair

LUBA owl / bird mask  H: 29 cm H: 11.4 inch  Provenance Hans Hess, Basel, Switzerland (1987) Eduard Hess, Basel, Switzerland

LUBA owl / bird mask H: 29 cm H: 11.4 inch Provenance Hans Hess, Basel, Switzerland (1987) Eduard Hess, Basel, Switzerland

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