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The Eastern Bembe live by Lake Tanganyika.This typical mask is called "Echawokaba" and belongs to the "Alunga" men's secret society.It represents a forest spriit and is carved from a single piece of hardwood.The dyed dominating eyes,protruding mouth and the little horns are characteristic for this type of mask.
Provenance: Simon du Chastel de la Howarderie (1926-2014)
Approx. 42x34x35 cm

tribal art / african art

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Bembe Janus Head Helmet mask Tribal Art

Estimate €600 - €900Sep 21, 2018