MC1284 Beautiful Female Mask Songye Kifwebe Female Mask Congo

MC1284 Beautiful Female Mask Songye Kifwebe Female Mask Congo

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CONGO DRC

Beautiful Female Mask SONGYE KIFWEBE


The Songye created these masks among the most impressive of the art of black Africa.

Male Kifwebe masks are real modern sculptures with very daring architecture, exuberant shapes and volumes.
They instantly evoke Cubism.


Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
ETHNICITY: Songye - Basongye.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: Height 41 cm
CONDITION: Fair - Poor
(See photos).
The base not included

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Bibliography - SONGYE - Bibliography

Masks - Masks
- Songye masks and figure sculpture, Dunja Hersak London 1985
- Colors, Streaks and Projections, Dunja Hersak, in Objects Signs of Africa, Texts collected by Luc de Heusch, Snoek, Pages 161-173
- Art and Power in the Central African Savannah, Constantin Petridis, Mercator Fund, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008
- Masks Kifwebe, Woods Dawy, Tribal Art Magazine N° 20 Spring 2008 Pages 102-113
- Songye; the formidable Songye statuary of Central Africa, François Neyt, Mercator Fund, 2009.

Fetishes - Power figures
- Songye; the formidable Songye statuary of Central Africa, François Neyt, Mercator Fund, 2009.
- Art and Power in the Central African Savannah, Constantin Petridis, Mercator Fund, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008

Shields - Shields
- Objects Signs of Africa, texts brought together by Luc de Heusch, "Colors, Stries and Projections", Dunja Hersak, sd Snoek, Pages 161-173
- Shields, Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania from the collection Barbier-Mueller Museum, Jean-Paul Barbier, Alain-Michel Boyer, P. Benitez-Johannot, Prestel, 2000
- Shields of Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Jean-Paul Barbier, Alain-Michel Boyer, P. Benitez-Johannot, Adam Biro, 1998
- Arts of Black Africa, in the Barbier Mueller collection, presented by Werner Schmalenbach, Fondation Maeght, 1989 p264 Note by Joseph Cornet
- Songye; the formidable Songye statuary of Central Africa, François Neyt, Mercator Fund, 2009.
- Songye masks and figure sculpture, Dunja Hersak London 1985

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CONGO DRC

SONGYE - Female Kifwebe Mask

The Songye have created these masks among the most impressive of the art of Black Africa.
Tea Kifwebe masks are real modern sculptures with very audacious architecture, exuberant shapes and volumes.
They evoke us instantly Cubism.

Features:
TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
ETHNICAL GROUP: Songye - Basongye
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
(ex Zaire, ex Belgian Congo).
MATERIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: About 16 1/4 inches high.
CONDITION: Medium - bad
Please have a look on pictures.
Base is included.