This carved moon shaped mask is from the Teke people from the Congo area of Africa. It would have been worn by members of the Kidumu Society during special events like funerals, weddings and other celebrations. This restrained mask is adorned with geometric patterns and is unique for its lack of color.
The carving has a nice age patina and only a small amount of rubbing on the horizontal bar as shown in the photos. It is approximately 13.5" (34.3 cm) high X 11.5" (29.2 cm) wide. This beautiful carving will make a wonderful addition to your collection of African, Teke or Ethnographic art. It can easily be hung by attaching a cord through the holes around its rim, and is insect free, showing no sign of active infestation or earlier damage.
There are no visible repairs. We make no claims to its age, authenticity or previous use. Please examine the photos closely to determine the validity of this item?S condition and what was previously stated. Please closely examine this item's photos to determine condition. We describe it to the best of our ability, but make no guarantee our standards will match your standards as to final condition. We value your honesty and hope you will show us the same respect.
We honor the world we all share. Toward this end, almost all of our packaging materials have been repurposed.It may not be pretty, but works and maybe saves a tree or two. PLEASE, if the packaging appears damaged, take photos as you open it. Thank you for checking out our listing. The item "Teke Mask, from Congo Region, Africa. Very Nice Old Piece" is in sale since Sunday, August 11, 2019.
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