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Orc-shaped perfume burner
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Female footwear
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Kwame mask
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Harmonious calls in the pond
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Yun Li - Portrait of Confucius
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Zhe Pai - Paesaggio Zhaoguang
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Green monochrome bowl
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Right now
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Muminia mask
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He big Buddha
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Jar
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Cizhou jar
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He Great Buddha
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Large celadon plate
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Guan Di
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Guayin
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Bracelets Me - woôre - kà
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Rori beanie hat - rori
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Akôkakô Labial Disc
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Grande Diadema Krôkrôk - tire
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Bridal Ornament
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Jue tripod glass
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Hair pins
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Cizhou jar
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Yi Ritual Vase
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The big screen
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Chinese Coinser
Orc-shaped perfume burner
Female footwear
Kwame mask
Harmonious calls in the pond
Yun Li - Portrait of Confucius
Zhe Pai - Paesaggio Zhaoguang
Green monochrome bowl
Right now
Muminia mask
He big Buddha
Jar
Cizhou jar
He Great Buddha
Large celadon plate
Guan Di
Guayin
Bracelets Me - woôre - kà
Rori beanie hat - rori
Akôkakô Labial Disc
Grande Diadema Krôkrôk - tire
Bridal Ornament
Jue tripod glass
Hair pins
Cizhou jar
Yi Ritual Vase
The big screen
Chinese Coinser

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Description

The Kwame mask is used during the funeral rites of the Kwame ethnic group, who live in the north-east area of the Lega area in Congo. The anthropomorphic mask is made from a long wooden plank, slightly curved at the lateral ends, on the top of which there is a sort of crown made through the use of fowl feathers. It is characterized by a very spacious forehead and a wide arched eyebrow arch which, joining the bridge of the nose, creates a heart shape made even more visible by the white kaolin with which it is painted. This heart shape is the typical conformation of the face in the Lega sculptural tradition, a culture that has contaminated the artistic style of the contiguous ethnic groups.

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