Lot 184: A fine and rare Kwese mask

People: Kwese
DR Congo
H: 10", 22" with fiber attachments
The mask of bell shape, with flattened top and wide brow; the facial plane concave and heart-shaped with small raised eyes, nose and simple mouth. Numerous applications of pigment have created a stunning interplay of color. The back and sides red. Fiber ruff largely intact.Some restoartion to top of head. On a custom base. Authenticated by Dr. Arthur P. Bourgeois - World authority on the peoples of the Kwilu-Kwango.

Ex. Private Washington, DC collection

Price Realized: $1,800

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