A vintage Songye ghost mask from the Congo. Approx 34cm tall x 19cm wide x 9cm. In excellent condition for its age. This type of mask had many uses including social control, village purification, for frightening enemies and to ward off evil spirits. They were usually worn by dancers at secret society ceremonies along with a full raffia body costume.
One of a wide range of affordable tribal art I currently have listed – including other masks. Please take a look if you can. You are most welcome to get in touch if you have any questions, thanks.
(AF-394 Songye Mask)