Africa, Zaire, Pende, Kasai area, 20th century / Mask (kiphoko) / c. 1940Africa, Zaire, Pende, Kasai area, 20th century
Mask (kiphoko)
c. 1940

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Creator Nationality: Africa, Zaire, Pende, Kasai area, 20th century
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Zaire, Pende, Kasai area, 20th century
Title: Mask (kiphoko)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1935
Creation End Date: 1945
Creation Date: c. 1940
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood and pigment
Dimensions: Overall: 26.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1976.179
Credit Line: Gift of Katherine C. White
Style or Period: Africa, Zaire, Pende, Kasai area, 20th century
Context: Kiphoko is a mask of healing and protection. Closely associated with the sacred regalia of chiefs, it is used at the conclusion of boys' initiations and at ceremonies venerating ancestors. The style of the eyes is quite similar to that of the Chokwe mask (1978.27), created by the Pende's southern neighbors.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1976.179
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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