African male KIFWEBE mask - Wood - Songye - DR Congo

Description
African male KIFWEBE mask - Wood - Songye - DR Congo
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Male Songye Kifwebe mask. The mask is nicely patinated in Black and white stripes. Well cut pretty beautiful bulging eyes and protruding mouth. Male masks have a crest that runs into the nose. A beautifully striking piece with a lot of expression.

The Kifwebe masks are given supernatural powers and also used to intimidate enemies.

Mask is in good condition.
Tribal used object.

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Lot details
Object
African male KIFWEBE mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Songye
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
48×22×13 cm
Weight
895 g
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