Songye Kalebwe Kifwebe Kilume mask

€730.00

Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe mask in African art

This large, gracefully protruding mask features a large nasofrontal crest adorned with radiating streaks. At the top, herringbone patterns. The protruding eyes are open from a cavity on the lower part. The eyelids are detailed in light pigment.

A very fine example of a "Kilume" male mask sculpted by the Songye Kalebwe ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Icons in African art, the traditional masks linked to the Kifwebe society are easily identifiable although there are many typologies according to the regions and ethnic groups since the Luba, too, sculpt such masks.

Piece from the Mongu collection, Belgium. Mr. Mongu, a retired professor from western Congolese, has himself collected many unique and remarkable objects in situ.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1950
Size
50 cm
Ethnic group
Songye / Basongye
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Mongu private collection, Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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