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Lot 3005
A Songe Kifwebe mask
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£600 - 890
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Songe Kifwebe mask
Zaire, the large mask in an angular oblong fashion, with projecting slab nose and rectangular pouting mouth, the oval eyes slit underneath, the entire surface worked in a grid of parallel deep incisions, a thick raffia beard suspended below, in red, black and white pigments.
Length (without beard) 17in
See illustration


Provenance:
Part of a collection purchased by the present owner in New York tribal art galleries during the 1950's and '60's.
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