Africa | Helmet mask "kalunga" from the Bembe people of DR Congo | Wood, paint | the mask symbolizes "kalunga", a Bembe society that functions as mother society and intervenes in tribal disputes; the society also decides tribal positions toward outside interventions. Today this mask is used in various celebrations. It supports a large, complex array of plumes and is worn with a costume that completely covers the dancer.

Africa | Helmet mask "kalunga" from the Bembe people of DR Congo | Wood, paint | the mask symbolizes "kalunga", a Bembe society that functions as mother society and intervenes in tribal disputes; the society also decides tribal positions toward outside interventions. Today this mask is used in various celebrations. It supports a large, complex array of plumes and is worn with a costume that completely covers the dancer.

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Luluwa Helmet Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo | lot | Sotheby's ex Werner Munsterberger

Luluwa Helmet Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo | lot | Sotheby's ex Werner Munsterberger

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Kuba artist Mask, early 20th century Wood, raffia, shells, and feathers

Kuba artist Mask, early 20th century Wood, raffia, shells, and feathers

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Helmet Mask, late 1800s-early 1900s Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku people, late 19th-early 20th century wood, basketry reed, metal, Overall - h:50.00 w:25.00 d:27.20 cm

Helmet Mask, late 1800s-early 1900s Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Suku people, late 19th-early 20th century wood, basketry reed, metal, Overall - h:50.00 w:25.00 d:27.20 cm

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