MC1744 Superb and rare initiation mask Bembe Congo Rdc mask

MC1744 Superb and rare initiation mask Bembe Congo Rdc mask

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CONGO DRC

Superb
BEMBE mask
Eluba ya butende

Bembe zoomorphic mask (Eastern Congo DRC)
Architecture very similar to that published in "Masks in Congo" in 2016 and sold at Sotheby's in 2007

In this book, Pol Pierre Gossiaux, undisputed specialist of the Bembe describes them as ambiguous and polysemous Cwecwe "owl" zoomorphic masks, which can combine the traits of several animals (the mbogo buffalo and the tundu a, ntilope )

The Bembe are established in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, north of Lake Tanganyika. (Not to be confused with the Beembe people who are sometimes also spelled Bembe and who are people of the Kongo group)

They consider themselves as the descendants of the Lega to whom they are culturally close. Thus, the Bwamè of the Bembe has many points in common with the Bwami of the Lega.
At the same time, there are other secret associations such as the Elunda and the Alunga, whose helm mask is well known to art lovers in the Congo.

Features

ITEM TYPE: Mask
ETHNICITY: Bembe.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire). Maniema
MATERIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: Height 37.5 cm
CONDITION: OK.
Sold without the base
(See photos)
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Bibliography - Bibliography
 
- The Bwame  of the Babembe Leopard  (Kivu-Congo), Pol-Pierre Gossiaux, ULG 2000-2006
- Masks in Congo, Viviane Baeke, Baeke, Arthur Bourgeois, Kellim Brown, David Binkley, Rik Ceyssens, Marc Leo Felix, Pol Pierre Gossiaux, Manuel Jordanl, Constantin Petridis, Zoë Stroher, Julien Volper, Pan Yanqin. Edition Marc Leo Felix, 2016
- 100 peoples of Zaire and their sculpture. The handbook for collectors, scholars and students, Mar Leo Felix, Brussels: Zaire Basin Art History Research Foundation, 1987 Page 33
- " Masks of Africa", William Fagg, Fernand Nathan, 1980
- Persona. Masks from Africa. Hidden and Revealed Identities, Anne-Marie Bouttiaux Editions 5 Continents & RMCA (Tervuren Museum)

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CONGO DRC

Superb BEMBE zoomorphic mask
Eluba ya butende

Architecture very similar to that published in "Masks in Congo" in 2016 and sold at Sotheby's in 2007

In this book, Pol Pierre Gossiaux, undisputed specialist of the Bembe describes them as ambiguous and polysemous "owl" ( cwecwe ) masks, which can combine the traits of several animals (the buffalo mbogo and the tundu antelope tundu )

The Bembe are based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, north of Lake Tanganyika. (Do not confuse them with the Beembe who sometimes also spell Bembe and who are a people of the Kongo group)

They see themselves as the descendants of the Lega of which they are culturally close. The Bwamé of the Bembe has much in common with the Bwami of the Lega
At the same time, they have other secret associations such as Elunda and Alunga, whose mask helmets are well known by Congo art lovers.


Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
ETHNIC GROUP: Bembe.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
(ex Zaire, ex Belgian Congo).
MATERIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: About 14 3/4 inches high (37.5 cm)
CONDITION: Fair
Base is not included
Please have a look on pictures