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#1680 Songye Kifwebe Mask Dr Congo African Bird Mask 18" H

#1680 Songye Kifwebe Mask Dr Congo African Bird Mask 18" H

Regular price $275.00 USD
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Superb Old Songye Kifwebe Mask DR Congo African Mask

A well carved and used mask face withs rich pigment
This mask belongs to the most famous of the Songye masks, made for the Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe Secret society. "Kifwebe" means "Mask" in the Songye language. The face generally is covered with linear incisions which are sometimes pigmented, the mouth is most often square or round and protruding. If it has a central crest, it is masculine; if not, feminine 18" h by 6" d by 8" w.
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