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Songye kifwebe mask, Democratic Republic of Congo cm via Sotheby's

Democratic Republic of the CongoA SONGYE KIFWEBE MASK, Auction 1063 African and Oceanic Art, Lot 72

A SONGYE KIFWEBE MASK Democratic Republic of the Congo With pierced eyes and rectangular mouth, parallel grooves to face and forehead, painted white, black and red, net headgear.

Songye KIFWEBE Mask

Kifwebe mask of the Songye tribe of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The higher the crest, the more powerful the spirit.

D. R. Kongo, Songye. männliche Kifwebe Maske  Holz, farbige Fassung, von langgezogener schmaler Form, Augen und Mund weit nach vorne auskragend, Stirnkamm, von feinem Rillenbild überzogen, Sammlungsetikett "3/83 Y6.A4." auf der Rückseite, rest., Spuren von Abrieb und Insektenfrass, feine Risse, Sockel  H: 57 cm  Provenienz Belgian Collection Sotheby's London, 30th November 1981, lot 289 Sotheby's London, 22nd March 1983, lot 150 Dieter Eulenburg, Dreieich, Germany  Vergleichsliteratur…

D. R. Kongo, Songye. männliche Kifwebe Maske Holz, farbige Fassung, von langgezogener schmaler Form, Augen und Mund weit nach vorne auskragend, Stirnkamm, von feinem Rillenbild überzogen, Sammlungsetikett "3/83 Y6.A4." auf der Rückseite, rest., Spuren von Abrieb und Insektenfrass, feine Risse, Sockel H: 57 cm Provenienz Belgian Collection Sotheby's London, 30th November 1981, lot 289 Sotheby's London, 22nd March 1983, lot 150 Dieter Eulenburg, Dreieich, Germany Vergleichsliteratur…

Ex-private Pickard Collection,  Woods Davy, L.A. USA,  Belgian Collection (Dartevelle)

An exemplary Kifwebe mask, created by the Songye and worn in association with the Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe secret society.

Songye. Female Kifwebe Mask, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 12 x 7 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (30.5 x 18.1 x 15.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Collection of Beatrice Riese, 2011.4.2. Creative Commons-BY

Female Kifwebe Mask Culture: Songye Medium: Wood, pigment Place Made: Tanganyika Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo Dates: late Brooklyn Museum

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Chokwe Mask, Angola Height: 13 in cm) Collected in situ by Hans Himmelheber, circa 1934

Fine African SONGYE Kifwebe Female Mask Dimension 18"H    x    7  1/2"W   x    7  1/2"D

Fine African Art SONGYE KIFWEBE Female Mask Mascara

Fine African SONGYE Kifwebe Female Mask Dimension 18"H x 7 1/2"W x 7 1/2"D

Luba Kifwebe Mask, D. R. Congo, circa 1920. Kevin Conru at  MATA New York

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