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Lot 26: A rare Lovale Mask , Mwana Pwo , Zambia, circa 1920 the oval face with open...

Fine Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Glass

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

November 30, 2016

Newbury, United Kingdom

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  • A rare Lovale Mask , Mwana Pwo , Zambia, circa 1920 the oval face with open...
  • A rare Lovale Mask , Mwana Pwo , Zambia, circa 1920 the oval face with open...
  • A rare Lovale Mask , Mwana Pwo , Zambia, circa 1920 the oval face with open...
  • A rare Lovale Mask , Mwana Pwo , Zambia, circa 1920 the oval face with open...
  • A rare Lovale Mask , Mwana Pwo , Zambia, circa 1920 the oval face with open...
   
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Description: A rare Lovale Mask , Mwana Pwo , Zambia, circa 1920 the oval face with open mouth, triangular nose, incised scarifications on the forehead, chin and cheeks; all surrounded by a woolly coiffure imitating braids; dark brown patina, 20cm high Notes; Mwana pwo masks represent young women. They were used during mascarades happening during young men's initiation Provenance: Private Collection, France Purchased from Galerie Flak, Paris. A copy of the receipt paperwork is available with this item.

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