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The masks, called ndunga, are owned by the Bakama secret society. With their performances, the ndunga masks consolidate the power and authority of the earth spirits and as a sort of police guarantee the stability of the social order. The mask is made of lightweight, light-coloured wood and is visibly old. It shows remains of colouring and the remaining teeth are of human origin.
Provenance: Belgian collector Cornelius Engelen
Approx. 27x24x19 cm

tribal art / african art

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Woyo Mask of an Earth Spirit ndunga Tribal Art

Estimate €850 - €1,200Sep 21, 2018