Mask, Mbole People, Congo/Zaire, with Stand

Regular price $2,600.00

Mbole People, Congo/Zaire: Mask, carved wood in the shape of an abstracted smiling face, with incised dots defining the eyes and nose, and longer incisions above each corner of the mouth. The hair is stained brown and the face is rubbed smooth, showing remnants of white kaolin clay which may have completely covered it. Mid 20th century. The mask comes with a custom-made display stand.

Mbole art forms show the influence of their neighbors, the Lega people.

Dimensions: 14 H x 9W; 21 H on stand (inches)

Provenance: From the private collection of a Massachusetts Gentleman.