African Chokwe/Lwena "Mwana Pwo/Pwevo" wood mask. One

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African Chokwe/Lwena  Mwana Pwo/Pwevo  wood mask.  One
African Chokwe/Lwena "Mwana Pwo/Pwevo" wood mask. One of the most important makishi characters in mukanda initiations represents the ideal woman. She is either conceived as a "fulfilled" woman, called Pwevo (or, in some Chokwe-related areas, Pwo), or a younger, "potential" woman called Mwana Pwevo (or, in other areas, Mwana Pwo). Provenance: Private collection collected between 1910 and 1930. SIZE: see attached ruler photo. Photos are part of the description representing the condition report and can be used for authentication prior to the sale date. Pangaea Auctions urges Bidder's to view all attached photos in detail. #(African, 19th-20th Century, Fine Art- Sculpture, Mask, Wood, Antique, Vintage, ).