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Bakongo Mask Passport Painted White Congo African Art

Bakongo Mask Passport Painted White Congo African Art Masks photo   Category : Ethnographic > African > Masks
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Category : Ethnographic > African > MasksItem Id: 195159
Color: WhiteMaterial: Wood
Maker: Bakongo, Villi Artisan - AfricaOriginal/Reproduction: Original
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Width3.75 Inches
Other Dimensions Height5.75 Inches
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Masks are used during initiations and funerals of important individuals, or they may have social control functions or used by diviners and healers
When used by diviners the mask exercised power in the same fashion as the well-known nkissi figures (also known as nail fetishes)
Among neighboring Kongo peoples red is used for bravery, male potency
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