MBOLE ART, DRC

MBOLE
Figures

MBOLE
Passport Masks


MBOLE
Spear Currency

MBOLE
Anklet Currency


MBOLE
Anklet Currency



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MBOLE, ART, DRC

The Mbole are known principally for their figures known as ofika which tend to be characterized by their geometric features, elongated emaciated bodies, enlarged heads with heart-shaped faces, protruding mouths and crown-like coiffures. The shoulders and arms seem inert and uncontrolled.

The Mbole also have an elegant and distinctive currency form and simple masks and passport masks.

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