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Songye Kifwebe Mask, DR Congo

Mask of the Bwadi bwa Kifwebe Society, Democratic Republic of Congo, Songye people, late century. Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Africa | Hat / headgear from the Lega people of DR Congo | Vegetal fiber, various shells, buttons, elephant hair and glass beads

Africa | Hat / headgear from the Lega people of DR Congo | Vegetal fiber, various shells, buttons, elephant hair and glass beads

Songye Kifwebe Kilume Mask, DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/item/dr-congo-songye-kifwebe-power-mask-kilume-male-mask/

Songye Kifwebe Kilume Mask, DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/item/dr-congo-songye-kifwebe-power-mask-kilume-male-mask/

Africa | Mbawa ~ Face mask from the Suku people, Kwango, Bandundu, DR Congo | wood, raffia, pigment, vegetal fibre, textile | ca. prior to 1932 | It was not worn by young circumcised males but came out at various moments of the mukanda ceremony. Mbawa could drive away sorcerers and thieves. It was also the most effective mask for calling up or averting rain.

Object type : mask Place of collecting : Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bandundu > Kwango Culture : Suku Date of acquisition :

Carved abstract mask of a female with rounded forehead, semicircular heavy lidded eyes, intersected by low relief band and triangular nose. Projecting mouth with star shaped opening. The bold forms enhanced by fine linear incised surface, highlighted in white kaolin pigment contrasting with black painted eyes and nose and red detail on temples and mouth. Still attached with woven hood dotted with beans, gathered in back to form extension with feathers, and arm sleeves on sides; front of the…

Carved abstract mask of a female with rounded forehead, semicircular heavy lidded eyes, intersected by low relief band and triangular nose. Projecting mouth with star shaped opening. The bold forms enhanced by fine linear incised surface, highlighted in white kaolin pigment contrasting with black painted eyes and nose and red detail on temples and mouth. Still attached with woven hood dotted with beans, gathered in back to form extension with feathers, and arm sleeves on sides; front of the…

Songye Kifwebe Mask. DRC, Africa. Carved wood, fiber, with stand. Size: 53" x 10.5" x 26" (135 x 27 x 66 cm

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Songye Kifwebe Mask. DRC, Africa. Carved wood, fiber, with stand. Size: 53" x 10.5" x 26" (135 x 27 x 66 cm

Buy online, view images and see past prices for Songye Kifwebe Mask. Invaluable is the world's largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles.

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Congo Songye power figure makes $965,000 at Allan Stone auction

Songye Community Power Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Songye Nkisi (Power Figure), DRC http://www.imodara.com/post/89574983609/dr-congo-songye-nkisi-nkishi-power-figure

Songye Community Power Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo a paper label on the reverse printed Ratton Paris., Height: 35 in cm)

themaskandshadow: “ Mask for the Tsam mystery Mongolia. Second half of the 19th century Papier-mache, hair, gesso, mineral pigments. 40 × 40 cm. Inv. No. 11443 I Received in 1949 as a gift from the...

Mahakala Mask for Cham (sacred dance) Mongolia, papier-mache, hair, gesso, mineral pigments.

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