Mapiko mask - Wood - Makondé - Mozambique

Description
Mapiko mask - Wood - Makondé - Mozambique
1st half 20th century - Good

Makonde Mapiko Lipiko mask (Mozambique or Tanzania).

27x16x18cm

In light, patinated wood.
The interior presents a wonderful patina of wear due to the use.

Makonde masks are danced for many events of social life, and especially for the initiation of young boys.
The realism of the sculpture’s craftsmanship refers to portraits.

Lot details
Object
Mapiko mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Makondé
Region/ country
Mozambique
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
27×16×18 cm
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