It dates to the 1930 – 1940 period - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Kwele|
|Material:||low density wood|
|Period:||It dates to the 1930 – 1940 period|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
Pure Pipibudze Dancemask – Kwele – Gabon
In fine state, but with slight insect damage out of sight. It dates to the 1930 – 1940 period. On stand.
Provenance: Ex – collection of Dr. Helmuth Zimmermann, greater Düsseldorf area, Germany. Obtained by him on one of his hunting trips to Gabon in the 1950s and early 1960s. Acquired from his son by P. Westerdijk in 2016.
Pipibudze or “Man” is a standard Kwele dancemask type used within the context of the Bwiti society. It is pure and simple with a fixed outlay of details. Used as a dancemask, it represents the link between the village and the forest, i.e. the bond between man and beast, in this case the chimpanzee, the chief of the woods. In the dance the local members of the society acted, moved and made the noises of the king of the wilderness, the humanized primate, stessing their common origin. Unlike the gorilla, the disruptor, the chimp is the friend of man in his struggle to survive the dangers of the bush. Fine, stylized heart- shaped face, combining animal and human features. Pointed nose opposite pointed chin
Literature: Louis Perrois: Ancestral Art of Gabon. Los Angeles, 1985, p. 80 with pl. 11.
Dimensions: 30 x 20 x 10 cm.
Region /People: The Kwele straddle the border between N.E. Gabon and N.W. Congo Brazza.
Materia: low density wood.
Weight: 0.470 kg.
For the original text from seller, set language on this site to: English
Sold with handwritten declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized, for over 50 years now, in the study of the material cultures in African nations that live south of the Sahara.
Due to bad experiences with carriers, we opted for one reliable carrier. The shipping costs are therefore slightly higher. Sent by registered and insured mail.
Catawiki member since November 19, 2014, received 250 reviews in total (48 in last 12 months)
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The mask is, in my opinion, older and more beautiful than the photos, and unquestionably authentic.
The seller is a man of integrity, who has carefully vetted and described his objects for sale.
Really a very beautiful mask of high quality and superb patina. A great delight to have this mask in my collection. Fast shipment and well packed, a seller who is conscientious and communicative.
Efficient, fast delivery. Am not in France and will give more feedback when I see the object
Great piece ! Perfect packaging.
Perfect transaction. Nice item, prompt shipping, good communication. Many Thanks!
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Very nice mask, which was sent rapidly and well packed. Would buy again from this seler.
Very courteous and willing to please. His objects are of great quality
Very happy with my purchase
we are quite satisfied with the handling, correct information of this sale and very much appreciate the letter/certificate with the details of the object we bought.
Reibungslose Abwicklung. Zusagen eingehalten. Pünktlicher Versand. Ordentliche Verpackung. Voll zufrieden.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Vente très positive ! Colis livré le surlendemain de l'enchère ! Deux jours. Extrêmement rapide, avec une frontière à traverser.
Et très bonne communication avec le vendeur, Bastien.
Item arrived in time and as described in perfect condition.
Thanks a lot.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Très beau chi wara, belle patine ancienne. On déplore un recollage non mentionné à la base.
Indigène, avec traces de colle ?
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