|Estimated period:||Second half 20th century|
|Sold with stand:||No|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
Beautifull stylistic Chihongo mask from the CHOKWE tribe of DR Congo.
The most popular and best-known entertainment masks are Chihongo, spirit of wealth, and pwo, his consort. Gaunt features, sunken cheeks, and jutting beard of an elder characterize a Chihongo mask. Chihongo was formerly worn only by a chief or by one of his sons as they traveled through their realm exacting tribute in exchange for the protection that the spirit masks gave. Chihongo masks brings prosperity.
The mask is made out of wood and is decorated with rahpia. Condition: good with a nice aged patina.