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LWALW mask - D.R. Congo

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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: 98.5%
Reviews given: 69
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    All ways perfect transactions, excellent seller. Thank you

    fernando4878 May 24, 2017

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    Tutto bene. Oggetto interessante

    renatowiki May 23, 2017

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    Vendeur de haut niveau, service parfait

    PRIMDAN April 8, 2017

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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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