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Extended by a long neck adorned with alternating decorative motifs, the structure of this mask is reminiscent of certain Pende circumcision masks, the features reflecting a certain softness mixing Mbala and Pindi influences. Locally chipped crusty polychrome patina.
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The Kwésé are established among other tribes such as the Mbala and the Hungaan, along the banks of the Kwango River in the Democratic Republic of congo. A triumvirate chooses the territorial chiefs on whom the village chiefs depend. The Kwese mainly cultivate millet, maize and cassava and fish in the local rivers using traps and baskets. The neighboring ethnic groups have strongly influenced the style of their sculpture, sometimes erroneously attributed to the Pende, the Suku or the Mbalas. In addition to ...


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This flat mask of the Kwese has delicately curved volumes offering a smiling face.
The eyebrows and lower eyelids are highlighted by discreet scarification marks. The uneven ears draw the eye to the center of the face.
Matte patina of light brown gold.
Height on base: 33 cm.
The Kwésé are settled among other tribes such as the Mbala and the Hungaan, along the banks of the Kwango River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A triumvirate selects the territorial chiefs to whom the village chiefs report. The Kwese grow primarily millet, maize, and cassava and fish in local rivers with traps and baskets. Neighboring ethnic groups have strongly influenced the style of their sculpture, which is sometimes erroneously attributed to the Pende, Suku or Mbala. ...


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Facial mask of relatively small size, surrounded by a border on which the raffia ornament was attached. The face, hollowed out in the shape of a heart, has a rounded forehead, protruding eyelids that are lowered, and a straight nose overhanging incised lips, which refer to the traditionally carved dentition. The ears, minimal, are raised with a touch of pink ochre. Golden brown patina with light pigments. Height on base: 32 cm.
The Kwésé are established among other tribes such as the Mbala and the Hungaan, along the banks of the Kwango River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A triumvirate selects the territorial chiefs to whom the village chiefs report. The Kwese grow primarily millet, maize, and cassava and fish in local rivers with traps and baskets. Neighboring ethnic ...


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Kwese mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Kwese mask

This African mask offers prominent volumes. The resulting physiognomy would indicate expiration.
The features are highlighted with blue pigments.br /> Eroded contours, matte patina, xylophagous prints now eradicated.
Height on base: 41 cm.
The Kwésé are established among other tribes such as the Mbala and the Hungaan, along the banks of the Kwango River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A triumvirate selects the territorial chiefs to whom the village chiefs report. The Kwese grow primarily millet, maize, and cassava and fish in local rivers with traps and baskets. Neighboring ethnic groups have strongly influenced the style of their sculpture, which is sometimes erroneously attributed to the Pende, Suku or Mbala. In addition to figures representing ...


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