This mask represents a beautiful young woman, the original female ancestor of the Lwena people. A male dancer wore the mask as he performed highly acrobatic movements, often using poles set into the ground for assistance.
1991, sold by Marc Leo Felix (dealer), Brussels, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 1991)
Otis Norcross Fund
African, Chokwe peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th–20th century