A beautifully hand carved mask from the Yombe peoples, Congo / DRC, Africa. This is an "Nganga" divination mask from the Yombe or Bakongo peoples of the DRC/ Congo, central Africa. The diviners are believed to have special powers, enabling them to determine the causes of various events & circumstances within the tribal community - including illness, natural disasters, etc. Such masks are thought to represent the spirits that are evoked by the diviners who wear them.The diameter is 12 inches high and 7 inches wide. Note: Pictures is exact representation of the item. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "africanshop49" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.