A pair of Eskimo masks Depicting a woman and a man with seal-like characteristics, each with wide drilled nostrils, oval eyes and mouth, markings about the cheeks and mouth area, in red and black pigments. length 8 1/4 and 8 1/2in
Lengola Mask, Zaire-early 20th century. Wood, encrusted patina The Lengola produce large statues (Butoka), which are made of six pieces of wood and are intended to wart off evil to ensure social stability. During the initiation rite, when the statues would be ceremonially brought out, abstract polychrome masks were used as well.