Dance mask - Wood - Kifwebe - Songye - DR Congo

Description
Dance mask - Wood - Kifwebe - Songye - DR Congo
Mid 20th century - Good

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.

Lot details
Object
Dance mask
Indigenous object name
Kifwebe
Ethnic group/ culture
Songye
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
56×24×0 cm
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