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Mask - Wood - Kifwebe - Songye - Congo
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Beautiful Kifwebe mask from the SONGYE tribe of D.R. Congo. They are called Kifwebe, which means `mask`in the Songye language. Typically, it has a face covered with linear incisions, a square protruding mouth and a linear nose set between globular pierced eyes. This is a female mask with plain coiffure.

During initiation, circumcision or funeral ceremonies, a dancer will wear the mask and his body will be covered with straw. The dancer who wears the female mask displays more gentle and controlled movements and is assumed to be associated with reproduction ceremonies.
Good condition with traces of wear and tear. The mask can stand on it`s own. The mouth of the mask seemed to be restored in the past.


Object: Kifwebe Mask

Ethnic group/ culture: Songye

Region/ country: Congo

Material: Wood

Period: 2nd half 20th century

Condition: Good

Sold with stand: NO

Dimensions:37×19×14 cm





Reserve: $80.00

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    Mask - Wood - Kifwebe - Songye - Congo

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    0003: Mask - Wood - Kifwebe - Songye - Congo
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    Est. $100 - $120Starting Price $60
    Decorative Tribal Art Auction
    Sep 27, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
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    Lot 0003 Details
    Description
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    Beautiful Kifwebe mask from the SONGYE tribe of D.R. Congo. They are called Kifwebe, which means `mask`in the Songye language. Typically, it has a face covered with linear incisions, a square protruding mouth and a linear nose set between globular pierced eyes. This is a female mask with plain coiffure.

    During initiation, circumcision or funeral ceremonies, a dancer will wear the mask and his body will be covered with straw. The dancer who wears the female mask displays more gentle and controlled movements and is assumed to be associated with reproduction ceremonies.
    Good condition with traces of wear and tear. The mask can stand on it`s own. The mouth of the mask seemed to be restored in the past.


    Object: Kifwebe Mask

    Ethnic group/ culture: Songye

    Region/ country: Congo

    Material: Wood

    Period: 2nd half 20th century

    Condition: Good

    Sold with stand: NO

    Dimensions:37×19×14 cm





    Reserve: $80.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $39.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from the Netherlands

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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