This Chokwe/Luvale mask has an amazingly powerful expression, and comes from the border region of Zambia and Angola. Fine facial scarification markings on the forehead, and below each cheek, adorn the surface of the mask. With its high cheekbones and strong, monkey-like jaw, the mask exhibits great primal features.
Finely shredded strips of rubber resemble a woman’s coiffure, with early glass beads decorating the mask’s forehead region. The mask exhibits signs of extensive wear with a sticky, oily surface patina.
Ex Private Collection, UK (London)
Estimated Date: First Half of 20th Century (1940’s)
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