Large male SONGYE KIFWEBE dance mask - CONGO.
The age has been estimated around or before the middle of last century.
A mask that, due to its lines and colour scheme, is almost modernist. Phenomenal size.
The dark almost black color (cooking pot sooth) and the white (Kaolin clay) with an exceptionally beautiful old age patina, is a bit faded.
The estimated age is circa mid last century or before.
Dimensions: height 56 cm. Width 24 cm. Depth: 26 cm.
You will receive a CERTIFICATE with a picture, a description and an old age attestation signed by AFRICANART..
From the private collection of the Belgian Ambassador to Mozambique with residence in Maputo in the 1950s. On his return to Belgium, he lived in Dalhem near Liège until his death. He had a large and important collection of African art.
I also posted some pictures of the Governor. I can eventually e-mail these.
AFRICANART - Art Primitif.
Registered shipment with PostNL.
- Dance mask
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 56×24×0 cm