Dagara mask - Ngbaka People, D.R. Congo (Ubangi Province)
Dagara mask - Ngbaka People, D.R. Congo (Ubangi Province)
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Dagara mask - Ngbaka People, D.R. Congo (Ubangi Province)

$4,500.00
The Ngbaka used masks within the scope of the initiation and circumcision rituals, called gaza: “that which gives strength”. These masks were worn by the man charged with instruction and circumcision and in feasts following young mens’ period of seclusion. The vertical ridges over the nose and forehead is similar to their actual facial scarifications.
Height: 11 ⅝”
Width: 8 ⅝”
Depth: 3 ˝”
Ex. Leonard Kahan Gallery, NY, Ex. Christopher McConnell Collection.
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