Chihongo Mask - Wood - Chokwe - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Chihongo Mask – Wood – Chokwe – DR Congo


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Chihongo Mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Chokwe
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 30×33×18 cm
Weight: 750 g

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Beautifull stylistic Chihongo mask from the CHOKWE tribe, Angola.
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 face is beautifully covered with orange kaoliën.
Condition: good with a nice aged patina.

Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).