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LWALW mask - D.R. Congo

Lot reference 2098471
LWALW mask - D.R. Congo

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First half 20th century - Belgian Provenance - Good condition

Lwalwa mask sold with a private review by David Norden. Free shipping.
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
Height: 38cm, Length: 21 cm
Provenance: Paul Nieuwenhuysen, Antwerp, Belgium

The Lwalwa live in the western Kasai region. The Lwalwa Mask represents the Supreme Being Mvidie Mukulu, and Nzambi, the first creator, who is omniscient. Lwalwa art is most famous for the powerful, highly cubistic masks with perfect proportion and elegant lines. The nose refers to the long beak of the calao bird, the characteristic protrusions on the temples represent skin decoration, dejindula or kankolo.

Picasso borrowed from this mask form in his portrayals of Marie-Thérèse Walter the aquiline nose. Picasso's incorporation of the strong abstraction and borrowing of visual motifs of African art is well-known (see Rubin in 'Primitivism', 1984, Vol 1, p.324 http://amzn.to/1FyN0Ws ).

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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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