Mask - Wood - Kifwebe - Songye - DR Congo

Description
Mask - Wood - Kifwebe - Songye - DR Congo
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Songye Kifwebe Mask.
DR Congo.

With "kifwebe" simply meaning "mask", this specific type of tribal objects make out a notable portion of the Songye statuary. These were typically dancing masks used in a broad range of tribal ceremonies. The kifwebe needed to undergo several stages in the proces of obtaining its magical powers, with the latter only seen as absolute when human sacrifice was involved. This specific mask is a strong classical execution with the typically known cubistic features of mouth, eyes and nose. The pallet of red, black and white, respectively mud and kaolin colouring has been preserved nicely.

Provenance: Belgian private collection

Object type: mask
Tribe: Songye
Material: wood,
Height: 40 cm

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Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Kifwebe
Ethnic group/ culture
Songye
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×18×18 cm
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