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Very rare initiation BEMBE Mask Congo DRC African Tribal Art 1301

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Very rare initiation BEMBE Mask Congo DRC African Tribal Art 1301
Item Details
Description
CONGO DRC
Extremely rare BEMBE initiation mask
(M'cwe wa wondolomina)
Beautiful initiation mask with 4 eyes
I only know of another example, the ultra-famous Bembe circumciser's mask from the Mestach collection, Illustrated in "Masks in Congo" pages 268-269 cat 091, in "Face of the Spirits" page 245 and drawn in the "100 people" Handbook page 11 ill 8
The Bembe are based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, north of Lake Tanganyika. (Do not confuse them with the Beembe who sometimes also spell Bembe and who are a people of the Kongo group)
They see themselves as the descendants of the Lega of which they are culturally close. The Bwamé of the Bembe has much in common with the Bwami of the Lega
At the same time, they have other secret associations such as Elunda and Alunga, whose mask helmets are well known by Congo art lovers.
Characteristics:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
ETHNICAL GROUP: Bembe.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
MATERIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: About 10 3/4 inches high.
CONDITION: Medium - Bad
The mask has unfortunately has been restored
Please have a look on the last 2 pictures.
The base is NOT included
BIBLIOGRAPHIE - BIBLIOGRAPHY :

- LE BWAME DU LEOPARD DES BABEMBE (KIVU-CONGO), POL-PIERRE GOSSIAUX, ULG 2000-2006
- MASKS IN CONGO, VIVIANE BAEKE, BAEKE, ARTHUR BOURGEOIS, KELLIM BROWN, DAVID BINKLEY, RIK CEYSSENS, MARC LEO FELIX, POL PIERRE GOSSIAUX, MANUEL JORDANL, CONSTANTIN PETRIDIS, ZOE STROHER, JULIEN VOLPER, PAN YANQIN. EDITION MARC LEO FELIX, 2016
- 100 PEOPLES OF ZAIRE AND THEIR SCULPTURE. THE HANDBOOK FOR COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS, MAR LEO FELIX, BRUXELLES : ZAIRE BASIN ART HISTORY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 1987
- Face of the Spirits ; Masks from the Zaire Basin, Frank Herreman, Constantijn Petridis,
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    Very rare initiation BEMBE Mask Congo DRC African Tribal Art 1301

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    CONGO DRC
    Extremely rare BEMBE initiation mask
    (M'cwe wa wondolomina)
    Beautiful initiation mask with 4 eyes
    I only know of another example, the ultra-famous Bembe circumciser's mask from the Mestach collection, Illustrated in "Masks in Congo" pages 268-269 cat 091, in "Face of the Spirits" page 245 and drawn in the "100 people" Handbook page 11 ill 8
    The Bembe are based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, north of Lake Tanganyika. (Do not confuse them with the Beembe who sometimes also spell Bembe and who are a people of the Kongo group)
    They see themselves as the descendants of the Lega of which they are culturally close. The Bwamé of the Bembe has much in common with the Bwami of the Lega
    At the same time, they have other secret associations such as Elunda and Alunga, whose mask helmets are well known by Congo art lovers.
    Characteristics:

    TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
    ETHNICAL GROUP: Bembe.
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
    MATERIAL: Wood.
    DIMENSIONS: About 10 3/4 inches high.
    CONDITION: Medium - Bad
    The mask has unfortunately has been restored
    Please have a look on the last 2 pictures.
    The base is NOT included
    BIBLIOGRAPHIE - BIBLIOGRAPHY :

    - LE BWAME DU LEOPARD DES BABEMBE (KIVU-CONGO), POL-PIERRE GOSSIAUX, ULG 2000-2006
    - MASKS IN CONGO, VIVIANE BAEKE, BAEKE, ARTHUR BOURGEOIS, KELLIM BROWN, DAVID BINKLEY, RIK CEYSSENS, MARC LEO FELIX, POL PIERRE GOSSIAUX, MANUEL JORDANL, CONSTANTIN PETRIDIS, ZOE STROHER, JULIEN VOLPER, PAN YANQIN. EDITION MARC LEO FELIX, 2016
    - 100 PEOPLES OF ZAIRE AND THEIR SCULPTURE. THE HANDBOOK FOR COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS, MAR LEO FELIX, BRUXELLES : ZAIRE BASIN ART HISTORY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 1987
    - Face of the Spirits ; Masks from the Zaire Basin, Frank Herreman, Constantijn Petridis,
    ***********************************************************

    Reserve: $1,800.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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