VILI initiation mask - BACONGO tribe - D.R. Congo
African VILI Face mask of the BAKONGO tribe from Congo.
These masks had an important function they were worn during initiation ceremonies and the funerals of important personalities, but also appeared to be embodied with a judiciary powers.
Beautiful carved face with deep dark eyes Very nice red and white kaolin.
The mask shows age related signs of wear and tear, chip on the back, but is in a overall good condition. Have a good look at the pictures.
Height: 12.6 inch, 32 cm
Width: 7.8 inch, 20 cm
Depth: 5.5 inch, 14 cm
Sold without the stand
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