Makonde Lipiko Mask, Tanzania
The Makonde people live in southeast Tanzania and northeast Mozambique. The lipiko masks were the most important carving of the Makonde people. The masks represented animals or ancestral spirits. In many lipiko masks, such as this one, the naturalism is greatly exaggerated. The masks often had eyebrows, lashes, and hair
D:11" W:8" H:16" (including base)
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