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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 59

    A LUBA KIFWEBE MASK

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    Price Realised  

    A LUBA KIFWEBE MASK
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    Of hemispherical form, protuberant pierced rectangular mouth below the large nose which continues as a ridge on the forehead, broad pierced crescent eyes, the face with curved bands in shallow relief painted alternately black and white, a rectangular panel of red and white bands to the chin.
    14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Julius Carlebach, New York, 1958