Among the Yombe people, masks were used in divination ceremonies, through which past or
future events were revealed. It would not have been worn over the face but rather around the neck or placed in a shrine.
Their society is based on a matrilineal line of inherited power and ruled by male chiefs.
The Yombe create masks for ceremonial traditions related to their agricultural and herding pursuits.
Stand not included.
Ex. Leonard Kahan Gallery, New York and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection
Note: Stand not included.
Repair to lower lip area.
Height: 8 5/16”
Width: 4 ⅞”