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Female ancestor spirit mask "mwana pwo" - Angola /

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Female ancestor spirit mask "mwana pwo" - Angola /
Item Details
Description
wood, minor missing parts, base
The Luvale (also called Lovale, in Angola Luena or Lwena) are a matrilineal Bantu people who live in the east of Angola and in the west of Zambia.
Various ethnical groups in the area of the upper Sambesi and the southern Kasai area use the "mwana phwevo" mask type.
Like "mwana pwo", "mwana phwevo" represents a female ancestor and is related to the "mukanda" initiation of the young men.
H: 22,5 cm, H: 8,9 inch
Provenance:
Marceau Rivière, Paris, France
Amsterdam Collection, The Netherlands
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
Condition
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Female ancestor spirit mask "mwana pwo" - Angola /

Estimate €800 - €1,500
Mar 07, 2020
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Starting Price €800
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0099: Female ancestor spirit mask "mwana pwo" - Angola /

Sold for €900
3 Bids
Est. €800 - €1,500Starting Price €800
94 Tribal Art Auction
Mar 07, 2020 8:00 AM EST
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Lot 0099 Details

Description
...
wood, minor missing parts, base
The Luvale (also called Lovale, in Angola Luena or Lwena) are a matrilineal Bantu people who live in the east of Angola and in the west of Zambia.
Various ethnical groups in the area of the upper Sambesi and the southern Kasai area use the "mwana phwevo" mask type.
Like "mwana pwo", "mwana phwevo" represents a female ancestor and is related to the "mukanda" initiation of the young men.
H: 22,5 cm, H: 8,9 inch
Provenance:
Marceau Rivière, Paris, France
Amsterdam Collection, The Netherlands
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
Condition
...
See description

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