A Yaka (Mbala) initiation mask
Democratic Republic of Congo, early 20th century or later
The wooden antropomorph mask with white, red and blue face. Above the face a white, red and blue polychromed composition, with boat/canoe and two anthropomorphic figures and crocodile. The whole with raffia fringe and handle.
H. ca. 70 cm
Bought in Brussels in the nineteen fourties or fifties by the previous owner, a collector of tribal art