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TCHOKWE - Mwana Pwo Mask - Congo Angola border.

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TCHOKWE - Mwana Pwo Mask - Congo Angola border.

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DRC, Angola- Mid 20th century - Good condition-Provenance Witte Paters in Netherlands

A Tschokwe mask coming from the Witte Paters in Netherlands. Bought in the 1970's by a private collector in the Netherlands ( name will be given to buyer).
The Chokwe are well known for art objects produced to celebrate and validate the royal court.

A fine female dance mask Mwana PWO, tribe of the Chokwe, D.R. Congo, Angola

Very expressive dance mask which represent the ideal type of woman Mwana PWO.
Artful coiffure of fibers, colored with Tokula powder.

Older Mwana Pwo mask with beautiful brownish patina.
The scarification marks, which may duplicate those of the actual woman whose beauty inspired the carver, include the cingelyengelye design on the forehead. This cruciform design was probably derived from tin pendants traded into the Chokwe region by Portuguese voyagers as early as the seventeenth century.

Dimensions : Height 21cm, on its stand 29 cm.
Material: mask carved from hardwood, mask face brownish black sweating layered patina.
Condition: Fine aged condition, signs of age and use.
Illustration: Chokwe_Angolan Pwo performer-Henrique-Carvalho-1890-245

This mask from David Norden's collection is sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
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Please note: seller guarantees this mask authenticity.

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Reviews given: 86
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    Very interesting item. Very good quality
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    renatowiki February 18, 2018

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    Eccellente!
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    marparo February 14, 2018

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    Sogar schöner als auf den Fotos und hervorragend verpackt.
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    andreasrit January 18, 2018

  • Excellent seller as always. Highly recommended.

    alexander2404 January 7, 2018

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    Très beau et ancien masque Lapukpuk
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    lovviere January 5, 2018

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