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Cwecwe Double Face Mask - Wood - Bembe - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Cwecwe Double Face Mask – Wood – Bembe – DR Congo

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Object Cwece double face mask
Ethnic group: Bembe
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 31x20x17 cm
Weight: 250 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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Description

Great face mask from the BEMBE tribe, former Belgian Congo. This type of mask were worn during the initiation proces.
In Bwami society during circumcision ceremonies, flat face masks are worn, showing typically enlarged concave orbits and bulging coffee-bean eyes. This refined mask has the typical Bembe shapes. Good condition with a nice aged patina. Contains traces of wear and tear.

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