KETE MASK 1, DRC
Photographs © Tim Hamill
25" high x 11.5" wide x 12" deep
This mask has been vetted as authentic, with signs of age and use. There is a hole on the back of the mask and another on the lower part of the face. Both are stable.
The Kete people lived along the southern border of the Kuba kingdom. Their helmet masks have similarities to several types of Kuba masks, with abstract geometric patterns executed in paint or carving, conical eyes, raffia woven caps and attachments.
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