Mid last century - Good condition
Authentic male KIFWEBE mask of the SONGYE tribe - D.R. Congo
Large mask. Dimensions: Height: 48 cm - Width 23 cm. Depth 24 cm Weight 1,300 grams. Comes without stand.
The mask has a unique line pattern and has a predominantly black colour with some red and white kaolin clay.
There are clear traces of wear and tear inherent to tribal use. (have a good look at the pictures which are part of the description)
The holes around have different diameters and have clearly been made by hand. The inside also has a beautiful patina that is related to use.
In a modern interior this mask will really come to its right thanks to its almost modernist look!
Part of a small specialized SONGYE collection:
Brought back by a Belgian mining engineer, who worked in the copper and malachite mining for the Union Minière du Haut Katanga.
I have posted some pictures from his photo album that are not included.
Comes with a description and a picture of AFRICANART.
Will be sent by registered mail.
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