The objects of the mukanda initiation

Object type: mask
Materials: wood, raffia
Legend: The mask shown here with a sculpted "doll" in the place where normally a face would appear is a rather rare plastic variation of a ndeemba mask used in the mukanda ritual.
Place of collecting: Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bandundu > Kwango
Culture: Yaka
Acquisition related person: Rev. Father Jozef Van Wing as donor
Date of acquisition: 1924-06-14
Dimensions: 67 cm x 50 cm x 45 cm
Inventory number: EO.0.0.27628