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Luba Helmet Mask Ram Horns Congo Africa Custom Base

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Title Luba Helmet Mask Ram Horns Congo Africa Custom Base
Type of Object helmet mask
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of the Congo
People Luba
Materials wood, pigment
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Height (in) 13
Width (in) 15
Depth (in) 11
Dimensions Height: 13 Inches
Width: 15 Inches
Depth: 11 Inches
38 inches tall on stand; 9 x 10 inch base
Overall Condition fair
Damage/Repair both horn tips broken and repaired. some cavities, cracks, stains

Additional Information: A delightful helmet mask with intricately carved features. The long, crescent shaped eyes and the flat beard on the chin suggest it was likely carved by the Luba people. The brows and coiffure are decorated with geometric textures, and the mask has two large curved horns like a ram. Mask is equipped with a custom base for immediate display.

The Luba are an ancient people, having established themselves in their homelands late in the 16th century. They continued to flourish as a major regional power until late in the 19th century.Though no longer a powerful kingdom, Luba art continues to enchant and inspire art lovers around the globe.

Recommended Reading:

Neyt Francois, LUBA TO THE SOURCES OF THE ZAIRE, 1994, Editions Dapper

Mary Nooter Roberts and Allen F. Roberts, MEMORY. LUBA ART AND THE MAKING OF HISTORY, 1996, Prestle

CT 9/17