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African Tribal SUKU Kholuka Helmet or Hemba mask
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Description
  • Origin: Suku. Democratic Republic Congo.
  • Date: Second half of the 20th Century.
  • Materials: Wood, kaolin and red pigment.
  • Size: "Height with Pangolin 39 cm.Width 23 cm.Depth 27 cm."

    "Study indicates a high importance value for pangolins as part of these communitiesÂ’ spiritual, cultural and medicinal beliefs.The imagery that surmounts these masks translates into visual form the lyrics of songs that emphasize gender differences. Figural representations of humans and animals ridicule women and celebrate male virility. Contemporary works reinforce generational continuity and male solidarity by incorporating the ashes of masks danced on the occasion of preceding Mukanda. Initiation mukhanda, that includes circumcision, is a crucial part of Suku life. Circumcision and initiation, mandatory for all young men, are organized in a remote place called mukhanda-mu-msitu. The rituals are organized by the main secret societies : ngoni and yiwilla."

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  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

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    African Tribal SUKU Kholuka Helmet or Hemba mask

    Estimate $700 - $1,000
    Dec 20, 2017
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    0054: African Tribal SUKU Kholuka Helmet or Hemba mask

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    Est. $700 - $1,000Starting Price $1
    Tribal and Ethnic Art
    Dec 20, 2017 5:00 PM EST
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    Lot 0054 Details

    Description
    ...
  • Origin: Suku. Democratic Republic Congo.
  • Date: Second half of the 20th Century.
  • Materials: Wood, kaolin and red pigment.
  • Size: "Height with Pangolin 39 cm.Width 23 cm.Depth 27 cm."

    "Study indicates a high importance value for pangolins as part of these communitiesÂ’ spiritual, cultural and medicinal beliefs.The imagery that surmounts these masks translates into visual form the lyrics of songs that emphasize gender differences. Figural representations of humans and animals ridicule women and celebrate male virility. Contemporary works reinforce generational continuity and male solidarity by incorporating the ashes of masks danced on the occasion of preceding Mukanda. Initiation mukhanda, that includes circumcision, is a crucial part of Suku life. Circumcision and initiation, mandatory for all young men, are organized in a remote place called mukhanda-mu-msitu. The rituals are organized by the main secret societies : ngoni and yiwilla."

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $94.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • 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.
  • Condition
    ...
    Nice condition for it's use.

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