A Yaka initiation mask
Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century or later
The wooden anthropomorphic mask with white-coloured face, closed protruding eyes and open mouth. On the crown a white, red and black polychromed conic composition with two horizontal flat discs with on the upper a male anthropomorphic figure. The whole with raffia fringe. On stand.
H. ca. 75 cm
Bought in Brussels in the nineteen fourties or fifties by the previous owner, a collector of tribal art