Collecté in situ par l’administrateur territorial Raymond Hombert, entre 1924 et 1930 Collection Tom Hombert, Bruxelles Jean-Pierre Lepage, Bruxelles Collection Alexis Bonew, Bruxelles, acquis en 1972-73
"46" inscrit au dos à l'encre noire
A la force singulière des traits anguleux répond la profonde patine brun rouge de cette masquette lukwakongo, dont la densité picturale est accentuée par les rehauts de matière résineuse.
Excellent condition overall. Wear consistent with age and use within the culture. traces of wear on jute. Deep layered patina. Number 46 written in black to the rear of the mask.
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