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Mwana Pwo mask - Chokwe - Angola

Lot reference 28547515
Mwana Pwo mask - Chokwe - Angola

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mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: Mwana Pwo mask
Region/ country: Angola
Material: Chokwe
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 24×12×0 cm

24 x 12.
Former Blaise Tribal Art, Brussels.

Mwana Pwo, “beautiful woman”, feminine mask only worn by male dancers.
Presence of diamond-shaped scarifications.
A piece full of emotion and presenting remarkable shapes. When the mask was not worn, it was hung in the hut, that is why we see a cord on the back of the mask. The striations on the cheeks represent the tears of a mother whose daughter is becoming an adult.
The hairdo in cord is still well-present. Wonderful patina.

Cf. CHOKWE, B. Wastiau, 5 Continents, 2006.
Cf. L'âme de l'Afrique: Masques et sculptures, S. Diakonoff, L'amateur, 2008.

Tags: African art, Congo, traditional, primitive, first, mask, figurine, Angola, Luena, Zambia.

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Catawiki member since April 6, 2018, received 143 reviews in total (113 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 99.1% (113 reviews)
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  • sorry for my late answer, I had been a few days away: nice item, safe delivery, perfect!

    user-b899603 October 20, 2019

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    perfect, thank you +++++
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    ranat1947 October 14, 2019

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    Objet parfait
    Livraison un peu longue ....
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    SOLO34 October 11, 2019

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    L extremite du nez de masque punu est arrivée cassée, ce défaut n apparait pas sur les photos, ce qui déprécie la valeur intrinsèque et la beauté de ce masque. L emballage était pourtant très correct
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    user-581b855 October 7, 2019

  • TRES BONNE TRANSACTION. MERCI.

    user-0e62fea October 6, 2019

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    Hartelijk dank voor het mooie aanbod! Zeer snelle verzending en goed verpakt. Ik ben heel tevreden met mijn aankoop
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    Joachim1 October 5, 2019

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    Very fast delivery and very pleased with my acquisitions.
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    Joachim1 October 5, 2019

  • received lot in good time in good order

    rustlerconsult October 4, 2019

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    Colis conforme envoyé dans les temps
    A recommander
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    user-47a4a2d October 3, 2019

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    Achat satisfaisant - Certificat d'authenticité/ancienneté souhaité conforme à la description de l'obejt
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    christianpotin October 1, 2019

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    Envoi ultra rapide, très bien emballé. Dommage , il y a quelques éclats dans le masque qui est en terre. Bel objet
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    user-d5a5b13 October 1, 2019

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    Achat globalement satisfaisant dans l'ensemble. Valeur d'enchères quelque peu surévaluée par les experts.
    Certificat d'authenticité/ancienneté/origine de l'objesouhaitée, conformément sa description.
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    christianpotin September 21, 2019

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    Na een misverstand mijnerzijds annuleerde ik de aankoop. Verkoper heeft dit geaccepteerd. Hartelijk dank voor de medewerking en belofte van restitutie.
    Beter volgende keer, dank.
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    user-b1d04b2 September 17, 2019

  • Hi

    This was a good experience. The mask was as described thanks to the photos. The price was I hope fair to us both. It was well packed and delivered promptly. I don't have any negatives.

    user-9f2f7de September 13, 2019

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    Transaction parfaite!
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    user-0655e10 September 11, 2019

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    envoi rapide, disponibilité,... je recommande vivement ce vendeur !
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    georande September 9, 2019

  • Volgens BPost zou het pakket 6 sept 14.19 bezorgd zijn. Was thuis niets gezien. Al veel meer problemen met BPost gehad.

    user-1149a70 September 5, 2019

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    Très bien emballé et masque comme la description.
    Livraison professionnelle.
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    user-d6ea557 September 2, 2019

  • Thanks

    KaptanKrunch August 23, 2019

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    Afrikaans beeldje goed ontvangen. Prima verpakt en snel geleverd.
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    Trosa67m August 22, 2019

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    Excellent Seller. Very good transaction. Highly recommended A+++++++++++
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    Metallicapimp July 21, 2019

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    Well packed. Quick Delivery. Thanks
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    Momowiki July 18, 2019

  • Very nice. Fast shipping. Thanks.

    KaptanKrunch July 17, 2019

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    Great!
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    urolmaas July 12, 2019

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    fraaie sculptuur,[prima verpakt en snelle levering
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    alfred1960 July 11, 2019

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