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Kongo Funeral Mask

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The Kongo people were renowned for dozens of art forms, however, unlike most tribes, mask making was extremely rare. Few occasions warranted such intricate, sculptural work. The sealed eyes imply that this was a funereal mask, made in the likeness of an important individual in the tribe. During colonial Africa, the simplified, representative facial features of masks, like this one, became a major inspiration for European artists as they developed more expressionistic styles. This mask is displayed on a custom steel mount.

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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 15 in. x W 8 in. x D 9 in.H 38.1 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 22.86 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CAA926
  • Reference Number
    LU820011014411
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