Ethnographics & Tribal Masks and Sculptures
Lovale People, Zambia. Female Mask "Mwana Pwevo".
A mask made of hard wood ,with an indigenous repair and good usage patina on the outside as well as on the inside. Despite featuring the incised tribal mark of the Chokwe people (so-called ‘Cingelyengelye’) on the forehead, the present mask must be attributed to the neighbouring tribe of the Lovale on the grounds of its gentle lines, a tendency toward naturalism, and a taste for round, full forms.This wooden mask portraying a young female is danced at the completion of the initiation ceremonies.
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