David Malík

Sachihongo Mask

Mbunda

Zambia

42cm x 32cm

DESCRIPTION

Wood, pigment

An exclusively Mbunda [masquerade] character, represents a royal male ancestor who has been described as the incarnation of a powerful hunter, a diviner, and a womanizer. Sachihongo is symbolic of maleness, power, fertility, and wealth. The consecutive arched eyebrows, which double as wrinkles on the forehead, are indicative of a serious or even threatening disposition and are characteristic of most Mbunda masks.

On a professional customised stand

CONDITION

Excellent

Provenance

Ex private collection, UK

DATE

20th Century

Dimensions

42cm x 32cm

PRICE

GBP £

1750

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