Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Mask (More lots)|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Mbole|
|Region/ country:||Democratic republic of Congo|
|Material:||Feathers, Raphia, Wood|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Superb old and Rare Mbole mask from DRC
ex private collection, London, UK
The 150,000 Mbole get their name from their position vis-à-vie the river; “Mbole” means “the people from downstream”. They live on the left bank of the Zaire River, in the heart of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They migrated to this forest region from the north of the Lualaba River during the 18th century. Politically each Mbole village is autonomous, headed by a chief chosen from the elders of each family. The women of the tribe are involved mainly in cultivating manioc and rice while the men hunt. Lilwa (libwe), a graded men's organization, dominates Mbole life. It supervises ritual, educational, judicial, social, political, and economic functions.
Abstract masks were used during the closing rite
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Catawiki member since December 28, 2014, received 278 reviews in total (90 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (90 reviews)|
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Great piece! Fast delivery! Good contact! A+++++++Thank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.L`organisation de la vente était parfaite. La statue correspond aux photos, mais elle est très mal soclée, contrairement à l`annonce de la vente.
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Nice and patientThank you
Our Lwena mask arrived on time and carefully packed. We were pleased with our purchase but surprised at the size of the mask, too small to be worn with no explanation of how used and no provenance.
everything worked perfectlyThank you
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