Masks

Lele Mask

Lele Mask

Country of origin
Congo
Description
The Lele are a sub-tribe of the Kuba people and occupy the western region of the Kuba kingdom that lies between the Sankuru and Kasai rivers in Gabon. Lele carvers produce face masks worn at the annual founding celebrations, which are almost flat and have slit eyes surrounded by multiple lines, as in this fine example. The encrusted patina of this mask confers great power and dignity.
Dimensions & Weight
36cm high, 18cm wide, 11cm deep