Dignitary Mask, Lulua/Benalulua, Zaire

Regular price $1,750.00

Lulua/Benalulua People, Zaire: Dignitary Mask, 19th/20th Century. Carved wood, detailed with dark stain, the designs heightened with kaolin white pigment, with traces of blue pigment on the headdress. The handle and raised areas show a fine patina from use.

The face surface is decorated with raised Tribal scarifications. At top of head a large flat headdress with graphic linear decoration indicates that the mask depicts a tribal dignitary. The rare handle below allows the mask to be held while danced.

DIMENSIONS: 17.5"H x 8.5"W x 6.5"D

PROVENANCE: Private collection.

CONDITION: Good condition with minor abrasions.