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Monkey Mask, Hemba, Congo, mid 20th century

€725

A "So´o" Monkey mask from the early to mid 20th century made by Hemba people, Democratic Republic of Congo

So´o means human chimpanzee, having the mouth of a chimpanzee and the face of a human. The mask is used to accompany funeral rituals, guiding people through mourning periods.

Monkey "So´o" mask

Period  mid 20th century

Origin Hemba people, Democratic Republic of Congo

Dimensions H. 17cm, W. 9cm, D. 10cm

 

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