SONGYE - AFRICAN KIFWEBE MASK - CONGO # 9539

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 03, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

SONGYE - AFRICAN KIFWEBE MASK - CONGO # 9539 Songye kifwebe mask from the south eastern Dem. Rep. of Congo. The kifwebe masks embody supernatural forces and are used to ward off disaster and threats. It is used to mark important periods of social transition and transformation, appearing at the death of a chief or any other eminent person, or when a person assumes an important political title. It also had the capacity to heal.

Size: H 20" W 12" D 6" (inches)

Materials: wood

Origin: Songye

Shipping: US$ 24.00 mainland USA|Canada insured

Condition: Excellent, age crack

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