Mask - Plant fibre, Wood - Mwana Pwo - Chokwe - Angola DRC

Description
Mask - Plant fibre, Wood - Mwana Pwo - Chokwe - Angola DRC
1960 - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear

Private Collection

Brought from Angola during Portuguese Colonial War in 1960

This Carved CHOKWE Mask represents a woman's face with regular features and a tattoo on the forehead or cheeks which represent female beauty.
The reduction of the eyelids to simple slits indicates that she is dead.
A headdress made of vegetable fibres represents her hair, a collar string web would complete this mask.


It will be carefully packed with track and trace

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Mwana Pwo
Ethnic group/ culture
Chokwe
Region/ country
Angola DRC
Material
Plant fibre, Wood
Period
1960
Condition
Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
33×25×22 cm
Weight
1 kg
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