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Kifwebe mask - LUBA - D.R. Congo

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Mid XXth century - Good condition

Beautiful Kifwebe mask from the LUBA tribe of D.R. Congo. They are called Kifwebe, which means `mask`. Typically, it has a face covered with linear incisions, protruding mouth and a linear nose. This is a male mask with a central crest.

During initiation, circumcision or funeral ceremonies, a dancer will wear the mask and his body will be covered with straw. The dancer who wears the male mask will display aggressive and uncontrolled behavior with the aim of encouraging social conformity.

Considered the age good condition with traces of tribal use. Fine detailed linear incisions. Material: wood covered with brown and white kaoliën. At the top of the crest the wood is a bit weathered.

Dimensions: Height 47 x Width 20 x Depth 14 cm
Weight: 1200 gram

Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

Asian African Art is a gallery specialized in authentic ethnographic art from varied tribes in Africa and Asia, based in the Netherlands.
Besides the ethnographic art, we have a specialism in golden collectible coins.

For more info: Asian African Art in Vessem (NL)

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