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Seldom fine female Kifwebe mask - D.R.C. Congo

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Seldom fine female Kifwebe mask - D.R.C. Congo

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Early to Mid XXth - Perfect condition. Provenance Patrick Dierickx

Kifwebe mask. Luba people, Congo,

Provenance: Patrick Dierickx, a well known dealer in Brussels between 1982 to 1992, several of his objects ended at Sotheby's and in museums around the world.
Size: H=40 cm ( 16 inch) ( 53cm with the included custom made metal stand)
Age= Early to Mid XXth

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Female Kifwebe's are much more seldom than the male ones with protruding nose. The female ones are more flat.
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Very abstract figuration of the eyes. Double triangle mouth. Fine white Kaolin and black pigments dry patina. Medium hard wood.

The Word "Kifwebe" just means "mask" , , they where already early known, the first Kifwebe mask entered Belgium in 1885. According to Dunja Hersak, this mask was for healing and transformation, and was used during the meetings of the secret association of the Kifwebes ( see image ).

Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden who guarantees this product's authenticity.

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    KaptanKrunch November 12, 2017

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    Toujours du Grand D.Norden = Très beau masque Goli avec belle patine d'utilisation- pigments rouges intenses-FANTASTIQUE
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    lovviere October 18, 2017

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    Alles perfect in orde. Zeer goede aankoop.
    Nogmaals dank. Jos belde
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    Josbelde October 9, 2017

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    Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.
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    fernando4878 August 31, 2017

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    Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......
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    lovviere August 24, 2017

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