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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.
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.

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


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    KaptanKrunch November 12, 2017

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    Toujours du Grand D.Norden = Très beau masque Goli avec belle patine d'utilisation- pigments rouges intenses-FANTASTIQUE
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    lovviere October 18, 2017

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    Alles perfect in orde. Zeer goede aankoop.
    Nogmaals dank. Jos belde
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    Josbelde October 9, 2017

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    Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.
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    fernando4878 August 31, 2017

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    Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......
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    lovviere August 24, 2017

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