The Kabongo mask was used in ceremonies
at the end of initiation. Its conical
shaped eyes with small holes resemble
those of a chameleon, sybolizing the
ability to see and read the invisible, and with the ability of a chameleon to see forwards and backwards
it is believed that they can see the past and the future.
Ex. Gelbard Collection, New York, Ex. Scott Rodolitz, and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Height: 21 ⅞”
Width: 9 ⅞”
Note: Stand not included.