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Songye Kifwebe mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mask measurements - 21" tall x 9" wide, 48" tall in total including the plant fiber netting
wood, pigment, plant fiber
mid 20th century
ex private collection, FL

SOLD

At 4' from the top of the large sagittal crest to the bottom of the plant fiber netting, this mask makes an impressive
statement when displayed, even in a large room. The outward curve of the sagittal crest is complemented by the
inward curve of the face on the mask. I particularly like the unusual small black line carved in relief from the corner
of each eye to the back of the mask.
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