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Mask – Wood – Kifwebe – Songye – Congo DRC


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Here an example of male Kifwebe characterized by angular and thrusting forms, and with the entire face covered in patterns of geometric grooves that are uniquely characteristic of these masks. The object is a male mask with projecting mouth, triangular nose, pierced eyes, overall concentric linear carving, and polychrome pigments. Condition is good with traces of wear and tear.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Including professional custom made stand.

Indigenous object name: Kifwebe
Ethnic group/ culture: Songye
Region/ country: Congo DRC
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 47×19×17 cm
Weight: 1200 g


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