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Mask - Plant fibre, Wood - Chokwe - Congo DRC

Lot reference 30799915
Mask - Plant fibre, Wood - Chokwe - Congo DRC

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2nd half 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear

Object: Mask (More lots)
Ethnic group/ culture: Chokwe
Region/ country: Congo DRC
Material: Plant fibre, Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 18×12×13 cm
Weight: 300 g

Wood, dark patina, oval shape with a flattened chin, hollowed eye area beneath curved brows with pierced eye slits, scarification marks on the eyes, cheeks, temples and chin, holes around the edge, to which is attached braided fabric. This mask appears at the end of the initiation rituals, sometimes also in conjunction with the masculine chieftain’s mask the ‘cihongo’. She represents the archetype of a young, beautiful, fertile woman. The ‘pwo’ masks make an appearance during the ‘mukanda’ initiation of young men. The role of women in Chokwe society is characterised in the dances. The masks are always worn and danced with by adult men, who have already reached the highest levels of initiation.

Provenance: from a private collection in Germany

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Catawiki member since October 12, 2014, received 59 reviews in total (25 in last 12 months)

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    Déçu , masque moderne ne justifiant pas le prix payé ! Méfiez vous des photos trompeuses sur le net ! A ne pas renouveller !
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  • This splendid sculpture is exactly as pictured and received in perfect condition thanks to the very good packaging. I owe all of my satisfaction to the sellers good taste and effort. Thank you

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    Het boek is vandaag aangekomen in goede staat en prima verpakt.
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