One such initiate dance mask, found among the suku and in some regions of the yaka ethnic group, is the hemba helmet mask believed to be physical representations of ancestors and past matrilineage chiefs ( leemba ), hemba masks are used during the makunda closing ceremony where the boys are introduced back into the community as men. Two types of hemba mask have been identified so far: the first is the rarest and displays a perfectly symmetrical human face with a small mouth and a linear nose set between two slanted eyes the second type of mask imitates a monkey face with a large, pierced, crescent-shaped mouth and pointed nose. The hemba monkey mask reflects the ability of the african artist to characterize the idea of life and death in brooding sculptural form, as well as the dancer's. Find great deals on ebay for chimpanzee masks shop with confidence. Five luba hemba monkey masks the three largest each with pierced crescent mouth, one with cross- hatched band to the top of the head the two smallest masks pierced for attachment, one also pierced through the cheeks, dark patinas.
Most of these objects were originally described as if authentic most were not that was my fault i am not an expert my wife bobbi brought in three experts, christophe rolley of artheos in france, edith mbella of edith mbella gallery in madrid and dan mato from canada to vet and authenticate my pieces. Find this pin and more on ancient masks african art hemba monkey mask | ebay find this pin and more on ancient masks (& modern influenced) by tom webber. Bid live at peter wilson's gallery sale auction. The hemba people (or eastern luba the so'o secret society is guarded by the beautifully carved mask of a chimpanzee, a look at the sacred monkey totem matam.
Of the several mask types used by the luba, one of the better known is kifwebe, a mask elaborated with whitened parallel grooves on a dark ground the kifwebe masks, used by the secret society of the same name, originated in this territory. They are known for their decoration of secular and utilitarian objects, notably caryatid stools, headrests and instruments masks are highly distinctive - wither monkey masks, or perfectly symmetrical plain masks with slit eyes that are reminiscent of lega pieces - although their social role is currently unclear. African masks are the quintessential art form associated with african tribal art dogon monkey mask 55: lega mask 1 baule mask 64 hemba mask 4 pende mask.
Hemba collectible wooden masks by hemba carvers in the congo create these rare masterpieces called ibombo ya soho for funeral celebrations soko muntu, or monkey masks are among the most famous hemba styles. African mask hemba soko zaire monkey mask spiritual monkey hemba mask £11510 + £767 postage free returns from united states. Masks, african, ethnographic, antiques shop the largest selection, click to see african mask hemba monkey mask congo ceremonial performance monkey mask $14500. The mossi make both political art and spiritual art figures are used by the ruling class to validate political power, and masks are used by the conquered peoples to control the forces of nature each year at the annual celebrations of the royal ancestors, figures of the deceased kings are displayed. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account both registration and sign in support using google and facebook.
Monkey mask hemba peoples, democratic republic of the congo early to mid-20th century wood museum purchase, 85-15-16 medicine skull (nkisi mbumba)vili group, kongo peoples, republic of the congo. African tribal wooden monkey animal mask - african tribal wooden monkey animal mask the masks from the hemba, people,who live in the southeastern region of the congothey are also called mwisi gwaso, a therme that alludes to the spirit-invested object of the chimpamzee-humanthat inhabits such masks. Offered in catawiki's ethnographic & tribal art auction (contemporary): soko mutu monkey mask - hemba - dr congo 2nd half of the 20th century - good condition. Shop in african-masks- from africa direct find more of what you love on ebay stores.
A hemba monkey mask, 11in (28cm) high two day furniture, works of art and tribal art auction - please be advised the ability to register to bid online at this sale closes at 12 noon on tuesday 2nd july - you will not be able to register to bid after this time. Big sokomutu mask - hemba - democratic republic of the congofirst half of the 20th century - in good condition - without standthe most original and amazing creation of the hembalittle is known about the use of this simian-like pieceit may be a fetish used to protect fields and crops.