Photographs © Tim Hamill
Mwana Ngulu Mask 1
Angola / DRC
This mask has been evaluated by a French dealer as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.
This unusual mask, of a very hard wood, is also notable for the cloth remnants of its costume, attached by thread and tacks, and a ferocious set of metal teeth.
The Ngulu mask represents the manifestation of an ancestor who adopted the form of a boar.
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