Begin 20th centery - Good condition
Height: 50 cm
Material: Wood, color pigment.
Provens: Old Belguim coll.
The iconography of kifwebe masks is highly symbolic and contains numerous references to Songye mythology and cosmology. The deep painted striations recall the metaphysical labyrinth that initiates travel through during their initiation, as well as the rainbow python which is at the center of the Songye creation story. While the masks are connected to manifestations of magical and religious power, they are also linked to earthly functions. As Neyt notes. 'The mask societies see themselves as organs of population control and even judiciary and coercive agencies which reinforce the power of the chief and the nobles.' (Neyt, Songye, 2004, p. 362)
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Positif pour l'objet mais négatif pour la livraison. Elle a été rapide mais heureusement qu'un de mes voisins a trouvé le carton sur son palier + aucun avis de passage dans la boite aux lettres.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.La statue est arrivé mais le socle est cassé et le vendeur ne veux pas que je lui renvoie la statue et ne veux pas me rembourser
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