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Nyao, Nyau, Chewa mask (N° 19515)
This mask comes from the Chewa of Malawi. It is used during the ceremonies of the initiation society Nyaun or Nyao , an association found in the regions near Lake Malawi: eastern Zambia, western Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe among immigrants from Malawi.
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These masks featuring rounded faces are painted in bright colors, such as this Chewa face mask whose slightly asymmetrical features, framed by ears with developed auricles, feature painted eyes, prominent cheekbones, short, slightly upturned nose, gaping mouth with fleshy lips.
The forehead is covered with a hood and fragments of various textiles halo the contours.
Abraded polychrome patina.
Height on base : 49 cm.
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