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Mende Gongoli Mask Liberia African Art Custom Stand

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SKU
129478
Special Price $290.00 Regular Price $710.00
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Title Mende Gongoli Mask Liberia African Art Custom Stand
Type of Object Carving
Country of Origin Liberia
People Mende or Gongoli
Materials Wood
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Height (in) 16
Width (in) 7
Depth (in) 6
Dimensions Height: 16 Inches
Width: 7 Inches
Depth: 6 Inches
25 inch on stand
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.

Additional Information: The function of the Gongoli performance is to show the worst side of human nature: deformed, disheveled, chaotic, undisciplined, deceptive, and antisocial. The mask is worn with a hideous costume of dead leaves and rags. The movements of the performer are disjointed, erratic, awkward, and amusing. Gongoli masks are usually owned by private individuals and may appear at any celebration.