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Mask - Wood - Chihongo Chilunga- NO RESERVE PRICE - Chokwe - Congo DRC

Mask - Wood - Chihongo Chilunga- NO RESERVE PRICE - Chokwe - Congo DRC

PROVENANCE: Private collection, Belgium.

Height 48 cm. wood red pigments. Feathers, raffia

Central Africa | Chihongo mask representing Chilunga the mythological founder from the Chokwe people. Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo
part of the costume on the back.

Masks of this type are traditionally associated with the Mukanda initiation ceremonies celebrating the passing to adulthood culminating with the circumcision.

Age Early to mid-XXth.

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Object Mask
Indigenous object name Chihongo Chilunga- NO RESERVE PRICE
Ethnic group/ culture Chokwe
Region/ country Congo DRC
Material Wood
Period 1st half 20th century
Condition Good
Sold with stand No
Dimensions 48×40×25 cm
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