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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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Feedback score: 98.9%
Reviews given: 94
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    Belle représentation Baule, peu courante avec belle patine/Agréable.
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    lovviere April 18, 2018

  • Objet sympathique, ancien et … dégageant une odeur à vous faire tousser. Merci pour l'envoi rapide et le très bon contact.

    Rochettaz April 16, 2018

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    Excellent Seller. Very good transaction. Highly recommended A+++++++++++
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    Metallicapimp April 10, 2018

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    Superbe!!!
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    tatiefraise007 April 9, 2018

  • Excellent seller, transaction went perfect as always. Highly recommended!

    alexander2404 March 4, 2018

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