Chokwe Mask, Angola
height 6 1/4in (16cm)
mwana pwo, of hollow form and pierced around the edges for fiber attachment; the rounded ears bordering the long facial plane with sunken slit eyes, longitudinal nose and open mouth revealing carved teeth, wearing an tripartite coiffure above the forehead with incised representative tattoo; light brown patina with black painted highlights on the hair, eyes, and lips, the teeth highlighted with white kaolin.
Private Collection, Belgium
Marc Felix, Brussels
Jack and Constance Wallinga, Minneapolis