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Katoyo Chokwe Figure
An Artist’s Collection VOL.1
DRC, Central Africa
20th century, wood, chord, plastic discs
14″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″
ex Dave de Roche Gallery
Additional photos available upon request
The two tone stripes represent the costume used in Makanda ceremony. .During this male initiation ceremony, a variety of characters wearing this two tone stripped costumes represent characteristics that the young men learn to either adopt or reject. This sculpture represents a caucasian man.