Ituri Forest Mask 13″ On Stand – DR Congo – African Art


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We are not exactly sure but believe this mask was carved in the style of the people of Ituri Forest. The mask measures 11.75 inches tall, 13 inches on the stand, and weighs 1.5 pounds. This piece would make an excellent addition to any home. There is some cracking and wear and tear – See photos.

Type of Object

Face Mask and stand

Country of Origin

DR Congo


Ituri Forest


Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age



11.75" mask | 13" including stand






1 lbs mask | 1.5 lbs including stand

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.


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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.