Lot: 488

88th Tribal Art Auction

Female ancestor spirit mask "mwana pwo"

Angola, Luena

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Dirk Vonck, Brussels, Belgium
Wolf-Bernard Müller, Krefeld, Germany
H: 10.2 inch 800 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, blackish brown patina, abrasion of paint, crack backside. Present mask represents an early deceased mythical woman. The narrow slit eyes should point out that a deceased person is depicted.


Jordán, Manuel (ed.), Chokwe!, München, London, New York 1998, ill. 65