Lot 26: A rare Lovale Mask , Mwana Pwo , Zambia, circa 1920 the oval face with open...
November 30, 2016
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
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.