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Congo Songe Mask  Front View | by RasMarley
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Congo Songe Mask Front View

COUNTRY: CONGO

ETHNIC GROUP: SONGE

MATERIALS: WOOD, PIGMENT

HEIGHT: 12 in.

 

The masks of the Songe people are highly distinctive because of their cubistic forms and eloborate incised decoration. The carving of this piece is especially fine. To fully appreciate the "architecture" of the mask it should be viewed in both front and side views.

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Taken on December 20, 2008