Kifwebe Mask (Songye People, Bantu Ethnic Group, Congo)

Kifwebe Mask (Songye People, Bantu Ethnic Group, Congo)

18 x 7 x 10 ″Hand carved of hardwood and pigment.This Kifwebe mask was designed and constructed by the Songye People, This mask was constructed and designed by the Baga People of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. It represents the “Master of Medicine,” and assumes the form of a mythic, aquatic serpent resembling the massive boa constrictor. Additionally serving as an icon of Baga identity, this sculpture is the most important spiritual conduit in Baga culture, as it is accessible to the general public.


Additional information

Weight 6.0 lbs
Dimensions 10.0 × 7.0 × 18.0 in

20th Century


Hand carved of hardwood and pigment.


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