MBAKA (NGBAKA) MASKS ARCHIVES, DRC


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

For UNSOLD Mbaka masks GO TO MBAKA MASKS PAGE

Mbaka 1
14.25" high
SOLD

Mbaka 2
SOLD

Mbaka 4
SOLD

Mbaka 5
SOLD

Mbaka 6
SOLD

Mbaka 10
SOLD

Mbaka 16
,SOLD

Mbaka12
SOLD

Mbaka 13
SOLD

Mbaka14
SOLD

Mbaka15
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

MBAKA (NGBAKA), MASKS, DRC

The MBAKA (or NGBAKA) people of northwest Zaire use masks representing ancestor spirits in elaborate initiation ceremonies. With similarities in style to Bembe and especially Lega masks, Mbaka masks are recognizable primarilly for their ridged noses.

Despite their appearance, these Mbaka masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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