Mask - Wood - Bwoom Bushoong - Kuba - Congo DRC

Description
Mask - Wood - Bwoom Bushoong - Kuba - Congo DRC
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

The kingdom of Kuba is famous for its Helmet masks. This type of mask highly decorated with beads, raffia, cowry shells, brass,... is characteristic of the Bwoom Bushoong masks, subgroup of the Kuba.

The nose is wide, the eyes surrounded by beads, the beard is represented by raffia fabric decorated with cowry shells. This mask is supposed to represent a pygmy.

Light wood. Crack in the wood on the inside. Oxidized brass stripes, beads. Cowry shells. Raffia.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Bwoom Bushoong
Ethnic group/ culture
Kuba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
34×22×22 cm
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