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Young maiden mask "mwana pwo" - Angola, Chokwe

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Young maiden mask "mwana pwo" - Angola, Chokwe
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wood, red pigment, baseThe "mwana pwo" - mask represents a primordial female ancestor. It performs social dances to highlight the beauty, morality, and abilities associated with women. The mask appears on different ceremonial occasions, with the "mukanda"male initiation as its primary venue. It is exclusively danced by men. Women will commonly dance alongside the character, to challenge the performer's skill and to make sure that the steps and movements or actions honour them appropriately and sufficiently.H: 22,5 cm, H: 8,9 inchProvenance:Bren Heymans, Antwerp, BelgiumBelgian Private CollectionExhibited:Tribal Art Fair, Amsterdam, 2015AHDRC: 0129113Continent: Africa
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Young maiden mask "mwana pwo" - Angola, Chokwe

Estimate €8,000 - €16,000
Oct 24, 2020
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0309: Young maiden mask "mwana pwo" - Angola, Chokwe

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Est. €8,000 - €16,000Starting Price €8,000
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wood, red pigment, baseThe "mwana pwo" - mask represents a primordial female ancestor. It performs social dances to highlight the beauty, morality, and abilities associated with women. The mask appears on different ceremonial occasions, with the "mukanda"male initiation as its primary venue. It is exclusively danced by men. Women will commonly dance alongside the character, to challenge the performer's skill and to make sure that the steps and movements or actions honour them appropriately and sufficiently.H: 22,5 cm, H: 8,9 inchProvenance:Bren Heymans, Antwerp, BelgiumBelgian Private CollectionExhibited:Tribal Art Fair, Amsterdam, 2015AHDRC: 0129113Continent: Africa
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