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SONGYE KIFWEBE mask - Wood - DRC Ex Zaire

Lot reference 28890797
SONGYE KIFWEBE mask - Wood - DRC Ex Zaire

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Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: SONGYE KIFWEBE mask
Region/ country: DRC Ex Zaire
Material: Wood
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 44×24×44 cm

Closely related to the Luba with who they share common ancestors, the Songye live in the region of Shaba, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This Kifwebe mask of the Songye was worn with a long dress and a long bear in natural fibres. The latter are used in important ceremonies. Masks, dresses and colours have a symbolic meaning.
Colours indicate the characteristics of a new spirit.

Please note the very little hole on the left cheek (attached picture).
Private collection.

Fr user-50bbf4e  

Catawiki member since April 26, 2019, received 27 reviews in total (27 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 96.3% (27 reviews)
(last 12 months)
  • poer craftsmanship

    user-5aca1bf October 3, 2019

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    All right.
    Good packing
    Thank you
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    ARIEL166 September 5, 2019

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    très bien fait,top
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    Lucassen3 August 6, 2019

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    Très beau bouclier qui est arrivé en très bon état, car il était parfaitement emballé. Il a déjà trouvé sa place dans la décoration africaine de la maison. Un grand merci. Cordialement, Raoul
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    user-24fd5af August 5, 2019

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    I love it. To recommend
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    user-c851529 July 31, 2019

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    Wie beschrieben, gut verpackt
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    user-6ab0a03 July 16, 2019

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    Colis bien emballé, bonne réception , beau masque.
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    user-72a4e94 July 15, 2019

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    Mooi!
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    user-a528b48 July 8, 2019

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    masque sans valeur : présentant bien plus que de l'usure puisqu'une oreille est cassée mais en plus les plaques basses du visage sont manquantes et leur fixations cachées par une patine recente.
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    carnopunique July 5, 2019

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    Bonjour Mr Laurens,

    le masque a été collecté dans cet état il y a plusieurs années.
    Il faisait parti d'un collection familial et je l'ai toujours connu et vu tel quel.
    Je peux vous affirmer et vous confirmer qu' aucunes restaurations "récentes"n'a été faite sur le masque.
    Je suis formelle.
    Bien à vous.
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    Excellent bonne livraison un grand merci superbe masque
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    user-72a4e94 June 29, 2019

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    Wundervoll, wie beschrieben. Sehr gut verpackt
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    user-6ab0a03 June 26, 2019

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    Très bien !
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    phil7533 June 23, 2019

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    Schöne Maske, wie beschrieben
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    user-6ab0a03 June 21, 2019

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    Parfait. merci ! Laurent
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    maisonhilarion June 11, 2019

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    Envío realizado en plazo y forma, nada que objetar.
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    user-43f66d2 June 5, 2019

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    Nice object,not very expensive.Delivered in time,wellpacked
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    steenhouwer June 5, 2019

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    Merci
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    user-f4cb8b2 May 30, 2019

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    Sehr schöne Maske, wie beschrieben
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    user-6ab0a03 May 23, 2019

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    Masque reçue très rapidement, bien conditionnée et en bonnes conditions
    Dommage le support de la masque pas inclus, j’aurais payé le support
    Merci
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    pedroclemente2 May 15, 2019

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