This Goma mask came from the estate of an African art collector. The mask has a cylindrical form and domed head, and we can tell that it is a least a few decades old by the wear in the paint. We estimate it to be circa 1970s. Goma masks often have checkerboard designs, such as this one. The Goma people hail from the northwest corner of Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The city of Goma is adjacent to the Rwandan border. The mask features striking red, black, and white colors, perfect to stand out on a narrow wall, and especially if you like the combination of tribal art and abstract design.
Measures 19" in tall by 6" wide. There is a small hole at the top--no twine--that can be thread through to hang. Weighs just about one pound unpacked. Some areas where the paint has flaked away, consistent with age. The wood is sound.
Great piece for the collector of tribal art.
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