D. R. Congo, Songe
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Hermann Sommerhage, Duisburg, Germany||H: 18.1 inch||6000 EUR / 8000 EUR|
wood, plant fibre, base This variant of a "kifwebe" mask of narrow form and with a broad striped pattern in black, white and red, is located by Marc Leo Felix to the eastern Songe, which live along the Lualaba river. "Kifwebe" masks basically depict supernatural beings, such as ancestor spirits "katotoshi" visiting their descendants. They belong to an association which bears the same name, "bwadi ka bifwebe".