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
- Indigenous object name
- Chihongo Chilunga- NO RESERVE PRICE
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 48×40×25 cm