Face mask, Makua, Mozambique.

This is a fine anthropomorphic face mask of oval form, showing european facial features with a pointed nose and open mouth with visible rows of teeth, a moustache indicated by black paint, surmounted by a cap-like headgear. The Makua live in the north-eastern part of Mozambique.

Condition: Wood, polychrome paint, min. dam., fissures, slight signs of abrasion, on metal base.

Measurements: Height: 25,5 cm - 10 inch. Width 22,5 cm - 8.9 inch.