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  • Songye Mask - DRC - 73.1

    The Songye mask is an extraordinary and culturally significant art piece originating from the Songye people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. These masks are characterized by their iconic features, including a highly arched forehead and prominent eyes, all meticulously carved from wood.

    Songye masks hold a profound role in Songye society, representing both the tribe's ancestral spirits and their complex cosmology. They are integral to various rituals and ceremonies, including initiations and celebrations, where they are worn by dancers to embody these spirits and convey their powers.

    These masks are not just remarkable works of art but also embody the rich spiritual and cultural traditions of the Songye people, making them highly sought-after pieces.

    48cm h x 20cm w