Male Mask, Lwalu People - D.R. Congo
Male Mask, Lwalu People - D.R. Congo
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Male Mask, Lwalu People - D.R. Congo

$1,250.00
Lwalu masks are performed when a hunt had been unsuccessful and help was sought from the ancestors.
The 4 principal characters in Lwalu dances were the hunter, chief, woman & diviner.
Each masked dancer performed dramatic gymnastic feats and each dance movement had a specific name and meaning. It is thought that by reenacting the social hierarchy, these masks would restore order and balance and to ward off repeated misfortune during the hunt.

12" x 7" x 4 1/2"

Note this is from the collection of Jacques Hautelet, who was a prominent Africanist.

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