MBAKA (NGBAKA) STYLE MASK 21, DRC



Photographs © Tim Hamill

MBAKA (NGBAKA)
MASK 21
8.5 " high x 6.5" wide
$1500

This mask comes from a private New England collection.

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.

The metal teeth are intact.

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