Luba Songye Kifwebe mask
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Luba Songye Kifwebe mask

€440.00

Important African wooden mask still heavily covered with white pigment. Its shape leaves no doubt about its identification, it is a mask of the bwadi bwa kifwebe, a cult practiced by the Luba, Songye and Kalebwe in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Luba Songye "kifwebe" mask is covered with fine streaks related to worship and communication with the ancestors.

The extruded mouth is in the same plane as the nose. Note here the absence of a naso-frontal crest, thus illustrating a female kikashi mask. Otherwise, a developed crest would indicate a male kilume mask.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
48 cm
Ethnic group
Luba / Baluba / Louba
Material(s)
Wood, kaolin
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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