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Masque esprit de jeune femme "mwana pwo"
R. D. Congo, Tchokwé
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|German Private Collection||H: 20 cm||
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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.