Presented is a Chokwe mask that was thought to represent a young woman or ideal mother. These masks are linked to the boy’s initiation school and are danced at the completion of the ceremonies. The dancer acts out a pantomime with slight pelvis rotations characteristic of women.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, Ex: Minneapolis, MN estate
Materials: Wood, pigment and fiber with custom stand
Dimensions: 8 1/2 in. high x 5 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Mask is in fine condition
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