"Chipepa" mask, a representation of an ancestor. Used in male initiation rituals by the Matapa, or Kongo-Dinga peoples in Angola.


  • Title: Mask, Matapa
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 20th century
  • Location Created: Canzar, Camena, Lunda-Norte Province, Angola
  • Physical Dimensions: 82 cm
  • Type: Masks
  • Rights: Collection: National Museum of Ethnology. Image: DGPC/ADF
  • Medium: Vegetable fibers, cloth, feathers and polychrome pigments.
  • Catalog number: MNE: AM.027

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