A TEKE MASK
Provenance: Philip and Rosaling Goldman
Teke masks are mainly used in traditional ceremonies such as wedding, funeral and initiation ceremonies of young men, entering adulthood.
The mask is held in place with a bite bar at the back that the wearer holds in his teeth. The dress would add to the mask's costume and conceal the wearer. Teke masks are worn by members of the Kidumu society, Upper Ogowe region.
These disk shaped masks are used as social and political identifiers of social structure within a tribe or family.
Teke people, Democratic Republic of Congo
Wood and Natural pigments
Price: € 2.800,-