LUBA MASKS ARCHIVES, DRC


The masks below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For unsold Luba masks please GO TO LUBA MASKS PAGE.

  LUBA
Mask 26
12.5" high
SOLD

LUBA
Mask 28
9" high
SOLD


LUBA/TETELA
Mask 6
15" high
SOLD

LUBA
Animal Mask 1
21" high
SOLD

LUBA
Mask 24
13" high
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 16
12.5" high
SOLD

LUBA
Mask 21
10.5" high
SOLD

  LUBA
Mask 11
21" with raffia
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 4
22" with raffia
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 22
10.25" high
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 12
27" with raffia
SOLD


  LUBA
Mask 3
SOLD
 

 LUBA
Mask 5
SOLD

LUBA
Mask 8
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 13
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 1
SOLD



 LUBA
Mask 2
SOLD

  LUBA
Mask 7
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 10
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 14
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 17
SOLD

  LUBA
Mask 19
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 20
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 9
22"
SOLD

 LUBA
Mask 6
23"
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

Of the several different mask types used by the Luba, this type of bowl-shaped mask elaborated with parallel grooves was worn with a raffia costume and danced in male/female couples representing spirits, kijwebe, which connect this world with the spirit world. Used to mark important periods of social transition and transformation, they appeared at the death of a chief or other eminent person.

None of these masks show signs of having actually been danced.

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