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Mukyeem mask - KUBA - D.R. Congo

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Mukyeem mask - KUBA - D.R. Congo

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Early to mid XXth- raffia-cowries-beads-reasonable condition

The mukyeem mask , of helmet-like form and large proportions a raffia attachment at the base, composed of a flat animal skin facial plane pierced through for attachment of the expressive beaded facial features, and wearing an elaborate headdress composed of white, black beads and cowries.

The mask was created as a helmet used in initiation ceremonies; the ceremonies include those relating to the founding and creation of the Kuba kingdom as well as the ruling family, Mukyeem is known as figuring an elephant.

See a video about a more recent Royal Man’s Mask (Mukenga) from the Kuba kingdom at the BMA museum

PROVENANCE : From a retired Belgian collector who had more than 70 Art objects mentioned in the Guy van Rijn Yale database of African art.

This is a unique occasion for you to get a genuine object in your house at very low starting prices.

The name of the collector will be given to all buyers in the accompanying documentation included in every package.

Be David Norden Buy African Antiques.  pro

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