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Lwena Linya Pwo Mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Lovale Mask

This African mask supposedly representing a graceful young girl was worn during the closing ceremonies of the Mukanda initiation. It was believed to promote hunting, fertility, and harvests. Mahogany golden patina. Misses on the lower contour.
Of Lunda origin, the Lwena (or Lovale , or Luvale ) emigrated from Angola to Zaire in the 19th century, pushed out by the Chokwe. Some became slave traders, others, the Lovale, found refuge in Zambia and near the Zambezi River in Angola. Their society is matrilineal, exogamous and polygamous. The Lwena are known for their honey-colored sculptures of deceased ancestors and chiefs, and their masks linked to the initiation rites of the mukanda. Only a few details, such as scarification marks, differentiate the Tschokwe masks from those of the ...


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Mask Luvale, Lwena, Pwevo
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Lovale Mask

Ex-Portuguese African art collection.
.This mask with a golden patina represents Pwevo , the female ancestor. In the center of the face with artistically modeled contours, the realistic features have been very finely chiseled. Like the Chokwe, the hairstyle is reminiscent of that coated with palm oil and red ochre clay of the clan women.
Of Lunda origin, the Lwena (or Lovale , or Luvale ) emigrated from Angola to Zaire in the nineteenth century, pushed out by the Chokwe. Some became slave traders, others, the Lovale, found refuge in Zambia and near the Zambezi River in Angola. Their society is matrilineal, exogamous and polygamous. The Lwena are known for their honey-colored sculptures of deceased ancestors and chiefs, and their masks related to the initiation rites of the ...


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Lwena Linya Pwo Mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Lovale Mask

This African mask representing a graceful young girl was worn during the closing ceremonies of the Mukanda initiation. It was supposed to promote hunting, fertility, and harvesting. Shiny dark patina. Erosion of the internal contours.
Height on base : 38 cm.
Of Lunda origin, the Lwena (or Lovale , or Luvale ) emigrated from Angola to Zaire in the 19th century, repelled by the Chokwe. Some became slave traders; others, the Lovale, found refuge in Zambia and near the Zambezi River in Angola. Their society is matrilineal, exogamous and polygamous. The Lwena were known for their honey-colored sculptures, embodying figures of ancestors and deceased chiefs, and their masks related to the initiation rites of the mukanda. This mask is engraved with ciruclar motifs associated ...


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Fetish Lwena
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African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Statuette Lwena

Small statuette of atypical design in the form of an anthropomorphic figure whose tubular bust is devoid of arms. The top has a flat, circular growth repeating the volume of the head. This type of sculpture would be about human fertility and land fertility. Brown patina, usual prints.
br>D. Lunda origin, the Lwena, Luena, emigrated from Angola to Zaire in the 19th century, repelled by the Chokwe. When some became slave traders, others, the Lovale, found refuge in Zambia. Their society is matrilineal, exogamous and polygamous. The Lwena became known for their sculptures depicting figures of deceased ancestors and chiefs, and their masks related to the initiation rites of the mukanda . Their sculpture was largely influenced by that of the Chokwe.


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Fertility statuette Lwena
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Luena Maternity

Female figure associated with the mythical female ancestor, and which would intervene on human fertility and land fertility. The face forms a miniature replica of the powerful mask mukishi wa pwo nyi cijingo ca tangwa wearing the kambu ja tota. Chokwe and Their Bantu Neighbours Rodrigues de Areia.) golden clear patine. Shard on the mouth.
bred in Lunda, the Lwena , Luena, emigrated from Angola to Zaire in the 19th century, repelled by the Chokwe. When some became slave traders, others, the Lovale, found refuge in Zambia. Their society is matrilineal, exogamous and polygamous. The Lwena became known for their sculptures depicting figures of deceased ancestors and chiefs, and their masks related to the initiation rites of the mukanda . Their sculpture was largely influenced by that of ...





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