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Kwese Mukishi mask
Little is known about Kwésé African art masks. We can assume that the artistic corpus of the latter is close, in many respects to the Suku. Among the Kwésé the generic term to express the mask is Mukishi. As with their neighbors, traditional masks were worn during circumcision and initiation ceremonies.
They may appear during the burial or investiture of a chief. Note an important characteristic among the Kwésé, the faces are often in the shape of a heart like the Kwele masks. He still wears his raffia headdress.
- Presumed dating
- Circa 1960
- 25 cm (mask only)
- Ethnic group
- Wood, raphia
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal Art Collection Germany
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