Mask - Wood - Pwoom Itok - Kuba - DR Congo

Description
Mask - Wood - Pwoom Itok - Kuba - DR Congo
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Pwoom Itok
Ethnic group/ culture
Kuba
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
27×22×22 cm
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in