Male Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R. Congo - CGM30 - Sold
Male Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R. Congo - CGM30 - Sold
Male Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R. Congo - CGM30 - Sold  1
Male Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R. Congo - CGM30 - Sold  2
Male Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R. Congo - CGM30 - Sold  3
Male Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R. Congo - CGM30 - Sold  4
Male Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R. Congo - CGM30 - Sold  5

Male Kifwebe Mask - Songye People, D.R. Congo - CGM30 - Sold

Masks of the Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe Society aid its leaders in the exercise of economic & political power by evoking the help of benevolent supernatural forces. Songye masks are distinguished by rows of grooves on the mask face, supposedly representing the subterranean region from which the primordial couple emerged. The masks depict either a male or female spirit.Male masks, like this one, usually incorporate the color red, have an upstanding comb which extends over the head into the protruding nose, and have bulging eyes.
All Songye masks, whether male or female, are worn by male dancers.
Height: 20 ¾”
Width: 8 ¾”
Depth: 14”
Ex. Alfred Schienberg, Ex. Scott Rodolitz, Ex. Christopher McConnell Collection.
Bookmark and Share

For Appointment

PHONE: 1-858-454-9983