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.
NO PRICE LIMIT H=45cm
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 https://youtu.be/EnYoYuDfP7c
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.
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