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KUBA Mwaash Ngady mask - KUBA - Congo (RDC)

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KUBA Mwaash Ngady mask - KUBA - Congo (RDC)

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DRC, Congo- Early20th century - Good condition

African Mwaash Ngady mask - KUBA - Congo (RDC) - good condition
Collected between 1924-1929 by the Lieutenant-Colonel Jean Truyens
H= 36 cm.

A portrait mask of the first Kuba king wife.
There are more than twenty different types of masks that function within the men's initiation society. The Kuba Ngaady mask represents the ideal of beauty. It is one of three important Kuba mask, on the old picture taken at Mushenge in 1909 shows a similar mask: Ngady aMwaash, Bwoom, and Mosh'ambooy mu shall.
The triangles on the mask’s face represent hearthstones, and the diagonal lines extending below the eyes symbolize tears, evoking hardship. Though it represents a woman, the mask is performed by a man.

Size: 50 cm on its included base , 30 cm without.
Condition:
PICTURES: - Mushenge in 1909
- Casimir Zagourski 1930's, l'Afrique disparue.

Compare with the one collected by Frobenius in the Ethnologischen Museum, Berlin-Dahlem : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maske_Ngady_Mwaash_Kuba_EthnM.jpg AND
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Afrikaabteilung_in_Ethnological_Museum_Berlin_99.JPG


A collection from various sources, among them a fine lele mask, a complete Kuba costume, and more .. See images
This mask from David Norden's collection is sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
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Please note: seller guarantees this mask authenticity.

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