This Pwoom Itok mask of the Kuba Bushoong with its eyes in spiral is very sought after. To the wooden part of the mask are added raffia, feathers and cowry shells used for the masquerade.
The forehead is wide, the nose is prominent, the eyes are formed by spirals and the mouth is tiny.
Light-weighted wood and red, white and black polychromy. Patina of handling.
- Indigenous object name
- Pwoom Itok
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- 2nd half 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 27×22×22 cm