Lwele people, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Description

Face mask
20th C.
Wood, pigment
14 x 8 1/2 x 7"
Lwala face mask painted with brown pigments. The face has an elongated triangular protruding nose, round circular mouth and pursed lips, perforated and elongated rectangular eyes. An overall almond shaped face with a square crest painted black indicating a coiffure. Small circular ears carved in relief are located at sides close to eve level.

Date

20th C.

Creator

Lwele people, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source

Gift of Ceil and Michael Pulitzer

Identifier

2011.007.008

Collection

Citation

Lwele people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, “Lwele people, Democratic Republic of the Congo,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed July 13, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/14477.