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Hemba passport mask called mwisi gwa so'o,

Lot 0014
  • Date: Mid 20th century
  • Origin/Tribe: D.R. Congo- Africa
  • Material: Wood
  • Dimensions: 12,5 cm x 8 cm
  • Additional Information: The extremely stylized chimpanzee masks are called ''mwisi gwa so'o'' a term that alludes to the "spirit-ivested object of the chimpanzee human" that inhabits the mask. The mwisi gwa so'o masqueraders wear a costume of aniumal skin, barkcloth and the hair of Colobis monkeys. Their raucous dances, performed at funeral and memorial services, reflect Hemba ideas about death and social chaos and stand in diametrical opposition to the otherwise ordered world of the living. Stand included

  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $20 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from The Netherlands

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  • Condition

    Good, old tribal repair on the chin

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    Hemba passport mask called mwisi gwa so'o,

    Estimate $150 - $250Nov 22, 2017