Máscara de capacete - Madeira, Pigmento - Hemba (Initiation Mask) - SUKU - República Democrática do Congo

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Máscara de capacete - Madeira, Pigmento - Hemba (Initiation Mask) - SUKU - República Democrática do Congo
Vintage - foi utilizado - com sinais óbvios de desgaste

Exceptional Suku helmet mask

ex private collection Netherlands

Throughout southern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, brightly painted and decorated masks are used to mark the transition to adult life. during the initiation period, which may last a year or more, adolescent boys are separated from the village and made to undergo a series of ordeals, including circumcision, designed to measure their strength and courage. These tests often culminate in the boys' symbolic death as children and rebirth as men. Among Yaka and Suku peoples, the conclusion of mukanda--coming to manhood rites--is accompanied by performances of kholuka masks. The imagery that surmounts these masks translates into visual form the lyrics of songs that emphasize gender differences. Figural representations of humans and animals ridicule women and celebrate male virility. Contemporary works reinforce generational continuity and male solidarity by incorporating the ashes of masks danced on the occasion of preceding mukanda.

Shipping via Royal Mail (unless requested otherwise) within 24hrs after payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

Detalhes do lote
Objeto
Máscara de capacete
Nome do objeto indígena
Hemba (Initiation Mask)
Grupo étnico / cultura
SUKU
Região/País
República Democrática do Congo
Material
Madeira, Pigmento
Estado
Vintage - foi utilizado - com sinais óbvios de desgaste
Vendido com suporte
Não
Dimensões
38×25×25 cm
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