Lot: 470

87e vente aux enchères Tribal Art


R. D. Congo, Sundi

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Jos Humblet, Brussels, Belgium H: 41,5 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

wood, matt patina, polychrome paint, protruding forehead and chin, crowned by a pair of horns (tips cut), min. dam., missing parts, traces of abrasion. Masks of the Sundi are rather rare. They could belong to a variation of the "ndunga" society. Some authors say that they were used in funerary rites wheras others say they belong to diviners.

Lehuard, Raoul, Art Bakongo, Les Masques, Arnouville 1993, p. 772, ill.