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Ceremonial Mask, Luba Peoples, D.R. Congo

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H: 14.5 inches, W: 14.5 inches

Material: Wood 

The Luba and Songye ethnic groups are related to a common ancestors. Konglo, the founder of Luba Empire in the sixteenth century was a Songye. After waging war against one another for a long time, they later formed alliance to fight the Arabs. The mask derives from the Songye culture, and was used in ceremonies associated with chieftaincy. Fine aged patina.



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