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YAKA HAND HELD MASK - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Hand-held masks are used by boys during the initiation and circumcision ceremonies of the Yaka. Approximately 25" top to bottom. 6" deep. 7" across. 12" across hat. Cane framework, Wood, Pigments, Fiber, Fabric, Pierced for attachment. Mid 20th Century or later. FROM A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION. Horned mask.


Mask. Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yaka peoples, 20th century.


AKA DANCE MASK - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO YAKA DANCE MASK - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO This mask was held in the hand and danced. Wood, Raffia, Hide, Pigments. Approximately 21" x 15"


Mask (mwila) - Suku - Royal Museum for Central Africa


Initiation Mask Democratic Republic of Congo Yaka people 20th century wood raffia Photographed at the de Young Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California.


Yaka mask. Wood, pigments and various materials - 47 cm D.R. Congo Kholuka or Mbala, of extremely delicate features, classical hooked nose, half closed eyes. Coverd by colored pigments. Nice and ancient patina of use. Used in dances celebrating the emergence of young initiates from the Yaka circumcision camp. The initiates hold the masks when boys are ritually welcomed into the Yaka manhood. Provenance: Galerie J-P Jernander, Brussels. Private Collection, Belgium Estimate: € 4000 - 6000


A Yaka Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cap mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka peoples, early to mid 20th century, wood, pigment, raffia - Cincinnati Art Museum - DSC04284.JPG


Mask Date: 19th–20th century Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo