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Rare & Powerful NYANGA Mask near Lega Congo DRC African
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  • Title: Rare & Powerful NYANGA Mask near Lega Congo DRC African Tribal Art 0904
  • Additional Information: CONGO DRC
    VERY RARE AND POWERFUL
    NYANGA* PEOPLE MASK
    Old mask, whose the simplicity of form is only matched by its beauty and power
    A similar mask is shown in "100 peoples of Zaire" (see Bibl.)
    According to Daniel P. Biebuyck, who lived among them for four years, the Nyanga, neighbors of the Lega, the Shi, the Hunde and the Kumu, are a small tribe whose population he estimated at 27,000 in 1949.
    The Nyanga people live in North Kivu, but they would be originated historically from Mesopotamia, having passed by Lake Chad, then through Uganda in the region of Fort Portal, to finally settle in the forest of Walikale, north of Goma, in Congo DRC (zoom on the Nyanga people, radio Okapi 2018)
    * beware of the confusion between the "Nyanga people" and the well known "nyanga" masks of the Bobo people in Burkina Faso
    CHARACTERISTICS :
    TYPE OF OBJECT : Mask
    ETHNICAL GROUP : Nyanga
    ORIGINE : Democratic Republic of Congo
    DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire)
    MATERIAL : Wood
    DIMENSIONS : About 11 Inches high
    15 1/4 with the base
    CONDITION : Medium
    Please have a look on the pictures
    PROVENANCE : Private collection
    THE STAND DISPLAY IS INCLUDED
    BIBLIOGRAPHIE - BIBLIOGRAPHY :
    - 100 PEOPLES OF ZAIRE AND THEIR SCULPTURE. THE HANDBOOK FOR COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS,
    MARC LEO FELIX, BRUXELLES : ZAIRE BASIN ART HISTORY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 1987 PAGE 137

    Reserve: $2,500.00

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    Rare & Powerful NYANGA Mask near Lega Congo DRC African

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  • Title: Rare & Powerful NYANGA Mask near Lega Congo DRC African Tribal Art 0904
  • Additional Information: CONGO DRC
    VERY RARE AND POWERFUL
    NYANGA* PEOPLE MASK
    Old mask, whose the simplicity of form is only matched by its beauty and power
    A similar mask is shown in "100 peoples of Zaire" (see Bibl.)
    According to Daniel P. Biebuyck, who lived among them for four years, the Nyanga, neighbors of the Lega, the Shi, the Hunde and the Kumu, are a small tribe whose population he estimated at 27,000 in 1949.
    The Nyanga people live in North Kivu, but they would be originated historically from Mesopotamia, having passed by Lake Chad, then through Uganda in the region of Fort Portal, to finally settle in the forest of Walikale, north of Goma, in Congo DRC (zoom on the Nyanga people, radio Okapi 2018)
    * beware of the confusion between the "Nyanga people" and the well known "nyanga" masks of the Bobo people in Burkina Faso
    CHARACTERISTICS :
    TYPE OF OBJECT : Mask
    ETHNICAL GROUP : Nyanga
    ORIGINE : Democratic Republic of Congo
    DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire)
    MATERIAL : Wood
    DIMENSIONS : About 11 Inches high
    15 1/4 with the base
    CONDITION : Medium
    Please have a look on the pictures
    PROVENANCE : Private collection
    THE STAND DISPLAY IS INCLUDED
    BIBLIOGRAPHIE - BIBLIOGRAPHY :
    - 100 PEOPLES OF ZAIRE AND THEIR SCULPTURE. THE HANDBOOK FOR COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS,
    MARC LEO FELIX, BRUXELLES : ZAIRE BASIN ART HISTORY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 1987 PAGE 137

    Reserve: $2,500.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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