Date: Mid 20th centuryOrigin/Tribe: D.R. Congo- AfricaMaterial: WoodDimensions: 12,5 cm x 8 cmAdditional 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
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