Ngbaka Style Mask on Stand 13″ – DR Congo – African Art

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This mask was created in the style of the Ngbaka people of DRC. The mask features almond shaped eyes with typical ridge like scarification. It measures 12.5 inches tall, 13 inches including stand. There is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Face Mask and stand

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Ngbaka

Material

Wood & pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

12.5" mask | 13" including stand

Width (Inches)

8.5"

Depth (Inches)

4.5"

Weight (Pounds)

1 lb mask | 2 lbs including stand

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Ngbaka People

“…a number of different tribes living in an area between the Ubangi and the Middle Lualaba (Zaire) Rivers. Owing to their close contact with one another, their culture and their stylistic output overlaps. The major tribe in the region is the Ngbaka who inhabit the high plains on the left bank of the Ubangi River. They migrated from the north and settled in their present location - an area controlled by the Ngbandi – in the 1920s. Several political chiefs and family patriarchs rule over the 400,000 people. Ngbaka men farm the land which is their main food resource.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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