Boa Mask (CMSK 048)

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The Baboa people are an ethnic group living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is an iconic mask identified as a war mask “pongdudu” or “kpongadomba”, these types of masks usually have concave facial planes, they have large open mouths with wooden teeth, hypertrophied pierced ears wedged into slits on the sides of the mask and round eyes. These masks were worn to intimidate enemies in battle. This mask is carved out of hardwood, has a brown patina and of old age.

Material: Wood and traces of Kaolin

Condition: Good

Age:approx 55-70yrs

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 6 × 22 × 26 cm

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