Posted 2 years ago
Okay, so this a fairly large carved wooden head. At first glance it looks African however, the top knot and hairline look distinctively Asian. Needless to say, I am a bit confused as to origins.
I do know that this was given to my stepfather by a collector of antiquities or someone like that.
So the mystery is solved - thanks to "CanyonRoad".
This if from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Formerly known as Zaire).
Used by the Western Pende people as a Cerimonial initiation mask - called a Mbuya Mask.