Provenance: Austrian private collection.
This mask is guaranteed to be authentic and old. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and professional stand. (See photo)
Mboom is the second ranking royal mask of the Kuba, brother to the Mwash a mboy mask which represents the king. The Mboom mask is the oldest type of mask of the Kuba, going back to the 18th century. This type of mask has never had any holes for eyes, it is the ‘blind’ Queen Mboom. The masks are always richly decorated, covered with copper sheet and beads. This mask is always at odds with his brother Mwash a mboy, for this mask represents the first king with the right to the throne.
- Authentic Stülpmaske the Cuba
- Indigenous object name
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- Wood, copper, cowries, raphia, shells, pearls
- 1st half 20th century
- Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 34×21×0 cm