One of several Neo-lithic masks 7000 BC, found in the Judean desert, probably the oldest masks in the world. (The region is named after the Israelite tribe of Judah, which dominated the area through the Iron Age and established the Kingdom of Judah, which lasted until 586 BCE).
A LEGA MASK, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO of oval form, and pierced around the rim for the attachment of a fiber beard, with concave heart shaped facial plane, slit mouth and raised linear nose flanked by pierced slit eyes; aged patina with traces of kaolin. height 9 1/2 in. 24.1 cm