118 | Songye, Initiation Board ‘Kifwebe’, D. R. Congo, c. 1940

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  • Details

    Details

    • Wood, pigments
    • Songye peoples, D. R. Congo, circa 1940
    • A round shield-like board with black and white pigments
    • In the center depicting a ‘kifwebe’ mask
    • Concave face with protruding rectangular mouth and a high forehead
    • A pierced hole to the upper rim for suspension
    • Diameter: 26 cm
    • Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.
    • Expert estimate: € 1,060
    • This object is sold through the European office
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    Mask boards of this type have a dual function. They are used as a dance masks but also hung to a wall or fence as an emblem of the ‘kifwebe’ association.

    Condition:
    The board is in fair condition with signs of wear consistent with age and use. There are some abrasions and losses. The back with distinct traces of insect causes damage. The diameter measures 26 cm.

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