16 June 2009
MASQUE LEGA EN IVOIRE
République Démocratique du Congo
Tulimu, le visage en forme de coeur, le front et le nez recouvert de motifs point-cercle, barbe en raphia. Patine crème.
Hauteur: 13 cm. (5 in.)
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Georges, E-A., 2005, n.1, p.193.
Il s'agit du premier masque qu'E-A. Georges a reçu, le 30 novembre 1956.
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