Lot: 395

86e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Masque esprit de jeune femme "mwana pwo"

R. D. Congo, Tchokwé

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
German Private Collection H: 20 cm 600 EUR
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wood, dyed in red, colour accents in black, characteristic narrow slit eyes, cross-shaped tattoos on the cheeks, slightly dam., abrasion of paint;
during boy's "mukanda" initiation, the "pwo" mask, which represents a female ancestor, performs in dances that characterize the roles of women in Chokwe society. The mask originally was completed by a mud-packed wig.