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Rare YELA MBOLE BAMBOLE Lilwa Mask Congo Rdc Zaire Kongo African Tribal Art 1367

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Rare YELA MBOLE BAMBOLE Lilwa Mask Congo Rdc Zaire Kongo African Tribal Art 1367
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CONGO DRC
YELA
Lilwa Society Mask
The Yela are a people whose rites have remained quite mysterious to us.
They are culturally close to the Mbole, a little better known, with whom they share the cult of Lilwa.
Their art is especially known for the famous "OFIKA", sculptures of tortured persons, masks are rarer
The Lilwa society (which could be compared to the Bwami of the Lega) organized the social structure, ensured the stability of the community and punished those who transgressed (among others well-kept secrets)
Installed in the "central basin", they are neighbors of Kela, Mbole, Jonga and Lengola
Characteristics:
TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
ETHNICAL GROUP: Yela
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
(ex Zaïre, ex Belgian Congo).
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: About 9 1/2 inches high.
CONDITION: Medium/bad
Please have a look on pictures.
Stand display is NOT included

Reserve: $400.00

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    Rare YELA MBOLE BAMBOLE Lilwa Mask Congo Rdc Zaire Kongo African Tribal Art 1367

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    0147: Rare YELA MBOLE BAMBOLE Lilwa Mask Congo Rdc Zaire Kongo African Tribal Art 1367

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    Est. $500 - $600Starting Price $320
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    Description
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    CONGO DRC
    YELA
    Lilwa Society Mask
    The Yela are a people whose rites have remained quite mysterious to us.
    They are culturally close to the Mbole, a little better known, with whom they share the cult of Lilwa.
    Their art is especially known for the famous "OFIKA", sculptures of tortured persons, masks are rarer
    The Lilwa society (which could be compared to the Bwami of the Lega) organized the social structure, ensured the stability of the community and punished those who transgressed (among others well-kept secrets)
    Installed in the "central basin", they are neighbors of Kela, Mbole, Jonga and Lengola
    Characteristics:
    TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
    ETHNICAL GROUP: Yela
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
    (ex Zaïre, ex Belgian Congo).
    MATERIAL: Wood
    DIMENSIONS: About 9 1/2 inches high.
    CONDITION: Medium/bad
    Please have a look on pictures.
    Stand display is NOT included

    Reserve: $400.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Free shipping to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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