I am advised that this mask was collected in Zaire in 1982 but has considerably more age to it than that. As you will see there are age and wear signs demonstrating considerable past use. The mask was apparently especially used for healing ceremonies. The mask is 14" long and about 9" at the widest point. Note the marvelous wooden "hair ringlets".
At Molloy's MEGA ANTIQUES CENTRE, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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