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Female ancestor spirit mask "pwo" - Angola, Chokwe

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Female ancestor spirit mask "pwo" - Angola, Chokwe
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wood, pigments, baseThese feminine masks are used to pay homage to female ancestors believed to be responsible for the fertility of the community. "Pwo" embodies an adult woman who has already given birth to a child, while "mwana pwo" represents a young woman and embodies youthful, female beauty.H: 22,5 cm, H: 8,9 inchProvenance:Allan Stone, New York, USAContinent: Africa
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Female ancestor spirit mask "pwo" - Angola, Chokwe

Estimate €5,000 - €10,000
Oct 24, 2020
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0310: Female ancestor spirit mask "pwo" - Angola, Chokwe

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Est. €5,000 - €10,000Starting Price €5,000
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wood, pigments, baseThese feminine masks are used to pay homage to female ancestors believed to be responsible for the fertility of the community. "Pwo" embodies an adult woman who has already given birth to a child, while "mwana pwo" represents a young woman and embodies youthful, female beauty.H: 22,5 cm, H: 8,9 inchProvenance:Allan Stone, New York, USAContinent: Africa
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