Makonde Lipico Helmet Mask
Dimensions:W: 20cm (7.9")H: 23cm (9.1")D: 24cm (9.4")
A good example of a Makonde Lipico helmet mask from the Southeast Tanzania / Northern Mozambique region of Africa.
This African helmet mask, carved from a single piece of wood & stained with natural pigments, would have been worn on top as opposed to over the head during initiation & rites of passage ceremonies.
Very decorative & a powerful looking piece!
Early to mid 20th century.
Wear commensurate with age, good condition overall with a couple of non structural cracks to the top of the head which do not detract.
UK courier service available at £12 tracked & signed for 24 hour delivery.