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- Country of origin: DR of the Congo
- Size: 31 cm H x 19 cm W
- Materials: wood, black, red, gold pigments, brass nails
- Decorative African art
The Bakongo and its numerous sub-tribes, including the Ba-Solongo (Musserongo) and the Ma-Yombe, whose art is very similar to theirs, may be found beyond the borders of Angola and the Dem.Rep.Congo.
They have a prolific art scene, from the Mantadi stone statues to the mother-child representations and the well-known Nkisi Nkon nail fetish figures, however, masks are seen much less frequently and seldom come on the market.
There is a chip (see photo), consistent with its age, behind the right ear.
Very good aged patina on the inside and outside.
Collected in situ in the seventies by G. Vesely
Ex collection Gerhard Vesely, Vienna
Ca first third 20th Century
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