Songye panel, R.D.C.

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 69620, Ternand, France

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    Panel presenting a "Kifwebe" mask. It is decorated with chevrons and parallel lines.
    This kind of panel, like the "shields" of the same style, have a function of rank and symbolic representation during initiations.
    The “shields” and panels would express a kind of synthesis of the values of the great masks of the Bwadi Ka Kifwebe society.
    The sculpture and fine and delicate.
    Wood, pigments, old illegible label on the back, splits, some xylophage holes.
    First half of the 20th century.
    Provenance: -Ex Belgian collection.
    - Collected in situ by Gilles Tordeus, a former colonial agent stationed in the Belgian Congo before 1960.
    Height: 46cm
    sold with its base


    Style Tribal Art (Tribal art of Tribal Art Style)
    Century 20th century (Tribal art 20th century)
    Artist Songye
    Height (cm) 46 cm
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 69620, Ternand, France

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