African Mask

I do know it was sold for $700 in 2005. I have no idea which value, tribe, year etc. would like to get information on it. Thanks Gina


15” H9.5” W

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David U.

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June 3, 2024
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Dear Gina, Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. This item is a Masque Kifwebe en bois from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It represents a traditional mask used in ceremonial and ritualistic contexts among the Kifwebe people. The mask features intricate carvings and designs, characteristic of Kifwebe masks, which often include geometric patterns, lines, and protruding elements. These masks are significant in the cultural and spiritual practices of the Kifwebe society, often embodying spiritual beings or ancestors. Despite its cultural significance, this particular mask shows signs of wear and age, which are common in authentic, traditional pieces. The wood may exhibit patina or surface wear, reflecting its history of use and exposure to the elements. These signs of age add to the authenticity and character of the mask, highlighting its connection to traditional practices and cultural heritage.