AN ANCESTOR MASK WITHOUT EYES FROM LEGA TRIBE OF THE CONGO ( No 0058 )

£158.00
This is a resonant ancestor mask from the Lega people of the Congo, Central Africa.  This mask refers the the belief that ancestors do not need eyes to be able to see.  Features a simplified, attractive heart shaped face.  There are engraved dots tracing the love heart structure.  The patina is well worn on the front and the back.  It has remnants of pigment throughout.   In good condition.  Height of mask approx 25 cm.  This mask could have been tribally used, but because ithis type is not worn, it is difficult to discern.  Stand not included.