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Re: Mask identification

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  • berzgallery
    Hi Adrian, The mask has sculptural elements of Pende Kipoko masks, Lega Bwami Society masks, and Songye Kifwebe/Bukishi society masks, as you indicated.
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 18, 2013
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      Hi Adrian,

      The mask has sculptural elements of Pende Kipoko masks, Lega Bwami Society masks, and Songye Kifwebe/Bukishi society masks, as you indicated.

      Regards. Andrew Berz


      --- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, Adrian Lesher <adrian.lesher@...> wrote:
      >
      > I purchased this mask about ten years ago at an African street festival in
      > Brooklyn. It's quite large and is made of very heavy wood. I've always
      > assumed that it is a variation on the frequently seen Songye masks, but
      > wonder if I could be wrong. I've always liked the almost art-deco look of
      > the piece.
      >
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