Unusual mask from the DRC

I picked it out (on Pinterest) because I was so impressed by its design and beauty, however there was no description. Many different Kuba masks have strange horns, eyes, mouths, sculpted eyebrows, or intense decoration like this one, but never in this combination. Pende, Luba, and other tribes of the Democratic Republic of Congo are also capable of surprising creativity. Please comment on this African mystery mask.

One Comment

  • Pedro Soares

    It is likely that this mask isn’t an african mystery mask, but a South American mystery mask! There is a very similar one on the book called Picasso Primitif, published for the exhibition of the same name that happened in the Musée du Quai Branly.

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