Lot: 301

91 Tribal Art Auction

Masked figure

D. R. Congo, Chokwe

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Hans Petereit, Cologne, Germany H: 9.8 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, The figure is carved with a mask of the "chikunza" type representing an ancestral character who is considered a patron and protector of the "mukanda" men's initiation. The "chikunza" mask is symbolically associated with human fertility and success in hunting.