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Kifwebe mask - SONGYE - LUBA - D.R. Congo

Lot reference 12630081

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Current bid $183
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Location: Netherlands
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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Mid 20th century - Reasonably good condition

Authentic male KIFWEBE mask of the SONGYE/LUBA tribe - D.R. Congo Rare piece! WITH DOUBLE EYES!
Such a mask with double eyes can only be found in the border area of the Songye with the LUBA, also have a look at the round mouth.
Large mask. Dimensions: Height: 47 cm - Width 25 cm. Depth 19 cm Weight 1.100 grams Comes without stand.
The mask has a unique line pattern and has a predominantly black and white colour of 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.
Registered shipment.


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Member since: March 8, 2015
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    Leuke ontmoeting , veel vakkundige info en een TOP stuk in ontvangst mogen nemen!
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    Art-Gallery July 13, 2018

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    Masamba1957 May 19, 2018

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    Bellissima maschera che corrisponde perfettamente alla descrizione. Confezione e spedirne perfetta. Venditore assai affidabile e serio.
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    Fausto3 May 11, 2018

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    super snel goed verpakt bezorgd top
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    action777 May 9, 2018

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    Niets teveel gezegd, werkelijk originele MAHONGWE , op en top tribaal gebruikt en authentiek. Verkoper gaat er nog meerdere veilen bij Catawiki
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    ARTPRIMITIF May 3, 2018

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United States $39.89
Austria $24.64
Belgium $24.64
Canada $39.89
Denmark $24.64
France $24.64
Germany $24.64
Ireland $24.64
Italy $24.64
Luxembourg $24.64
Netherlands $10.09
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Poland $24.64
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Switzerland $24.64
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Rest of Europe $28.16
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