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Face mask - Wood - Bakongo - Democratic Republic of Congo
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ex private collection, UK\n\nThis mask was worn by a Yombe nganga, or ritual expert. Its white color probably represents the spirit of a deceased person. White was also associated with justice, order, truth, invulnerability, and insightall virtues associated with the nganga\n\nSoft wood, anatomically natural mask of an expressive face with openings for almond-shaped eyes and a mouth with deliberately filed teeth\n\nShipping via Royal Mail (unless requested otherwise) within 24hrs after payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured. Ethnographic & Tribal Art---
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