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African SONGYE Kifwebe mask. D.R.C. Democratic Republic Congo.

Lot reference 10810779
African SONGYE Kifwebe mask. D.R.C. Democratic Republic Congo.

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Beginning of the 20th century or earlier. nice state for it's age ( some un disturbing cracks ).

Height 45 cm.
Width 21 cm.
Depth 30 cm.
Weight 1,0 Kg.

Wood, real kaolin and black and red pigment = no paint ! ; -)

The pieces are family owned was from the father of my uncle Marc Du Bois he inherited these from Firmin Du Bois who worked whole his life in Congo Diamant mines in the Kasai region for the Union Minière.
He came back in 1954. He was an keen collector in his pastime.

Certain masking traditions of the Congo River basin personify local control of mystical power. Striated face masks known as Kifwebe probably originated in North Shaba, an area inhabited by both Songye and Luba groups. ( from the MET Museum ).

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