Tchokwe mask, Democratic Republic of Congo

20th century
Arts Premiers
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Mask representing a face of a beautiful elegance displaying a worked hairstyle and scarifications with in particular the typical cross of the Tchokwe in the middle of the forehead.
The face is serene and is embellished by earrings made of metal folded in spirals (remains of red pigment on the earrings).
This mask appears to be more of a protective mask representing an ancestral figure than a dance mask.
Tchokwe people, Sandoa region, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Small restoration on the left cheek (see photo).
Provenance: former private French collection, Collected in-situ by Gilles Tordeus before 1960.
First part of the 20th century
H: 21 cm; L: 15cm


Style Arts Premiers
Century 20th century
Width (cm) 15 cm
Height (cm) 21 cm
Materials Bois, Métal
Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
Location 69620, Ternand, France

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