The dance mask of a type known as Mwana Pwo, is regarded as an idealized depiction of a beautiful young girl, Angola / Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Africa. Chokwe. 19th/20th century (sculpture).
Culture and Traditions
Angolan culture is mostly native to Bantu, which was mixed with Portuguese culture. The culture of Angola is influenced by the Portuguese. Portugal occupied the coastal enclave Luanda, and later also Benguela, since the 16th/17th centuries, and expanded into the territory of what is now Angola in the 19th/20th centuries, ruling it until 1975.
Robert Levy donated in the year 2003.
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Prairie View A&M University, "ANGOLA Culture of Arts which includes the Ovimbundu, Ambundu, Bakongo, Chokwe, Avambo and the peoples and country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) - (Dance Mask)" (2022). African Sculptures and Masks. 74.