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July 31, 2016 : SALE CLOSED
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“According to Manuel Jordán in Makishi: Mask Characters of Zambia (Los Angeles, 2006, p.44) sachihongo is a royal male ancestor and the largest of Mbunda masks. Unlike many other makishi or mask characters, which number more than twenty and are common to the Lovale, Chowke and other related tribes, sachihongo is found only amongst the Mbunda. It has been described as the incarnation of a powerful hunter, a diviner and a womanizer. It is symbolic of maleness, power, fertility and wealth. The crown of feathers that would have been attached to the mask is an indication of its chiefly character and its supernatural abilities.” (source: Lempertz auction catalogue, quoted references: Felix, M.L. and Jordan M., Makishi Lya Zambia: Mask characters of the Upper Zambezi peoples, Munich, 1998, p.233.
|Lot ID: 135|
|Low Estimate: $2,500|
|High Estimate: $4,500|
|Next Bid: $1,250|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood (one piece), stain, encrustation|
|Dimensions: 12'' (30.48 cm) height|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Other|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Mask|
|Two groups of Mbunda migrated from Angola to Zambia, one in the early nineteenth century and the other in the early twentieth. The first migrated to the Lozi area in the east and retain a masking tradition which now has a purely entertainment function, the other group in the west maintained its original context associated with boys’ initiation, mukanda Expertise: Phillips, "Africa: The Art of a Continent"; Roy, "Kilengi"; Visona, "A History of Art In Africa", Bacquart, "The Tribal Arts of Africa";|
|Provenance: Ex. Private American Collection|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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