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Anthropomorphic face mask
Anthropomorphic face mask
Anthropomorphic face mask
Anthropomorphic face mask
Anthropomorphic face mask
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Anthropomorphic face mask
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Anthropomorphic face mask "kifwebe" - Songye - DR Congo
Ethnic group
Songye
Origin
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Size
H: 58 cm
Description
wood, painted in red, black and white, of elongated narrow form, with extremely protruding eyes and mouth, crowned by a high crest which is merging into a triangular nose, covered with fine linear grooves, accentuated by red, white and black pigment which is rubbed into the deepenings, slightly dam., minor missing parts, traces of weathering

Lit: Hahner-Herzog, Iris, Das Zweite Gesicht, Afrikanische Masken aus der Sammlung Barbier-Mueller, Genf, München, New York 1997, ill. 88

Price:   1.950,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  14-181
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