Mask - Wood, copper sheets, beads, cowries, animal hair, seed pods - An exquisite Kuba Bwoom helmet mask - Kuba - DR Congo

Description
Mask - Wood, copper sheets, beads, cowries, animal hair, seed pods - An exquisite Kuba Bwoom helmet mask - Kuba - DR Congo
1st half 20th century - Excellent

This is a beautiful and very old Kuba Bwoom helmet mask.
Kuba people used fur on the chin of the mask until the 1950s, since then we can find richly decorated raffia fabric on the Bwoom masks.

The total height of this mask is 56 cm with the fur.
Provenance: US private collection

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
An exquisite Kuba Bwoom helmet mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Kuba
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood, copper sheets, beads, cowries, animal hair, seed pods
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
34×25×32 cm
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