Chowe Inspired Carved Wood Masks, Central Africa
Chokwe style (Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa)
Two masks, mid to late 20th century
Carved wood, natural fiber, cloth, clay and mud patina
- cracking to top of small mask with clay and mud patina; fraying and breakage to fiber netting; loose threads to interior; uneven wear and losses to pigments; scratches and abrasions to surface; dust and dirt residue.
- measures largest mask.