Kwese Mukishi mask

€200.00

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.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
Size
25 cm (mask only)
Ethnic group
Kwésé
Material(s)
Wood, raphia
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal Art Collection Germany
Condition
Excellent

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