Mask - Wood - Chokwe - Angola

Description
Mask - Wood - Chokwe - Angola
Interbellum - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

The face is exquisitely carved and appears to represent a female although this cannot be confirmed. The face is realistic, the brow accentuated, and the chin pointed. The facial features are rounded, with a long, thin nose, large eye sockets with almost closed, coffee-bean eyes, a slightly open mouth, and soft scarifications detailing the eyes and the mouth.

This item comes with a signed and stamped certificate confirming its authenticity. All our lots are appraised and checked by Jos Humblet. Mr. Humblet (°1954, Brussels) graduated in 1978 as Master of Art at St. Lukas in Brussels. From 1978 until 1993 he worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he specialised in formal analysis of works of art. Mr. Humblet started collecting tribal art in 1980 and became a dealer in 1995, specialising in art from Kongo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

All items are packed with the utmost care and shipped insured with DHL Express.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Chokwe
Region/ country
Angola
Material
Wood
Period
Interbellum
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
21×16×8 cm
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