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 500 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

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.