Young maiden mask "mwana pwo"
|Ralf Lüders, Stuttgart, Germany
Alex Vömel (1897-1985), Düsseldorf, Germany
German Private Collection
|H: 9.1 inch||400 EUR|
wood, reddish brown paint, raffia,
The "mwana pwo" mask represents a primordial female ancerstor. It performs social dances to highlight the beauty, morality, and abilities associated with women.
In our opinion, this mask is an example of "transitional art", a work that has already been made for sale to a Western audience.
Düsseldorf, Germany: "Afrikanische Kunst. Eine süddeutsche Sammlung", Galerie Alex Vömel, 25 November 1983 - 25 January 1984