Bwoom mask - Kuba Bushoong - Congo DRC

Description
Bwoom mask - Kuba Bushoong - Congo DRC
Early 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear

Kuba mythology revolves around three figures, each represented by a masquerade character: Woot, the creator and founder of the ruling dynasty; Woot’s spouse; and Bwoom. Bwoom’s specific identity varies according to different versions of the myth. He may represent the king’s younger brother, a person of Twa descent, or a commoner. Embodying a subversive force within the royal court, the Bwoom masquerade is often performed in conflict with the masked figure representing Woot.

Learn more : Brooklyn Museum Bwoom mask
Private collection Russia
Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

Lot details
Object
Bwoom mask
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Kuba Bushoong
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×23×0 cm
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