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Lele Mask, wood, fiber, glass beads, cowrie shells, palm leaves and stand, Democratic Republic Congo

Lele Mask, wood, fiber, glass beads, cowrie shells, palm leaves and stand, Democratic Republic Congo

Item Description:

Lele masks are associated with the Kuba tribe however their masks have a flattened shape. Decorated with an elaborate headdress of beads, shell and palm fiber, these masks were danced at creation ceremonies and burial rites of chiefs.

Condition:

The mask appears in fine condition with a rich patina. Mask has a 1 1/2 in. hairline crack on the forehead, surface only, stable. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.

Provenance:

Private collection, New Mexico

Dimensions:

Height 15 in. x Width 8.5 in. x Depth 9 in.

Questions:

Contact Us or call 1-646-679-6510

SKU: 01tj0000003oIVqAAM

 
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Lele Mask, wood, fiber, glass beads, cowrie shells, palm leaves and stand, Democratic Republic Congo

Listed price: $3,500.00
 

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