Object Place: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Angola
39.37 cm (15 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood, vegetable fiber, string, metal
Not On View
This mask represents a beautiful young woman, the original female ancestor of the Lwena people. A male dancer wore the mask as he performed highly acrobatic movements, often using poles set into the ground for assistance.
1991, sold by Marc Leo Felix (dealer), Brussels, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 1991)
Otis Norcross Fund