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Chokwe Mask from the Congo (West Africa)

Item Details

A Chokwe mask from the Congo in Central Africa. It features a stylized face with large closed eyes, a thin nose and sharp teeth. The forehead carries a cross-like design comprised of interconnected triangles. The hair is formed from woven grass and is decorated with beads and cowrie shells. A neck veil is formed with similar material.

Condition

Some wear to the shellac on the face. Some wear to the neck veil where it ties onto the mask.

Dimensions

7.5" W x 10.5" H x 9.25" D

Item #

15CIN474-518

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