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Commemorative Mask of Queen Mother,Luba Peoples, D.R. Congo

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H: 28 inches

W: 17 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 commemorative ceremonies of Queen Mother. Fine aged patina.

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