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

Description
Mask - Wood - Chihongo Chilunga- NO RESERVE PRICE - Chokwe - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Good

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.

NO RESERVE PRICE

Lot details
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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