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Animated Ituri Forest Mask 16″ On Stand – DRC – African Art

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This mask was carved in the style of the people of Ituri Forest. The mask is 11 inches tall, 16 inches on the stand weighs 0.5 pounds. This piece would make an excellent addition to any home. This mask has small crack under the chin – See photos.

Type of Object

Face Mask and stand

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Ituri Forest

Material

Wood, Pigment, Fabric, Metal, Teeth, Vegetable Fiber

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

11" Mask | 16" w/ Stand

Width

6.5"

Depth

3"

Weight

0.5 Lb Mask | 3.5 Lbs w/ Stand

Overall Condition

Small crack under the chin

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Tribe Information

About people of Ituri Foest

There are several small tribes that live within the vast Ituri Rain-forest of northeastern Congo. Some of those tribes include Ndaaka, Lese, beke, Amba, Baali, Mbo and more. Mask making plays a huge role in everyday life, representing ancestor spirits and used in elaborate initiation ceremonies. These masks become difficult to distinguish from one another so a general term 'Itur mask' is often used for masks from this region.

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