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DescriptionA Kuba Helmet Mask
Democratic Republic of Congo
Unusual helmet mask. Wood with natural raffia cloth covering the back which is trimmed with cowrie shells and tufts of fiber. The head has a tall domed forehead with a black circle resembling a cog painted on the front. Below the eyes the face is painted in chevrons and rows of triangles in yellow ocher, black, and white. The projecting conical mouth also painted.
Height: 26 inches , excluding raffia attachments
Estimate: $700 - $1,000.
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