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Horned Pwoom Itok mask - KUBA - Congo (RDC)

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Horned Pwoom Itok mask - KUBA - Congo (RDC)

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DRC, Congo-Oriental Kasai - Early to mid 20th century - Good condition

Pwoom Itok mask coming from the collection of Jan van Camp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Horned Pwoom Itok mask - KUBA - Oriental Kasai-Congo (RDC)
Size: 24cm, 40 cm on its included metal base
Wood, feathers, raffia, cupper nails in the eyes, remains of Tokula powder.

The pwoom itok mask was part of the Kuba royal circle of dancing masks. he eyes are surrounded by small holes and the mask is attached to an elaborate headdress consisting of feathers and raffia cloth. The dancer who wears the mask plays a wise, tired old man whom the other dancers come to consult. This example is a type that has horns curving around the eyes, making it half man, half animal.

Picture: Pwoom Itok mask dancer, Muentshi, Congo (Democratic Republic) (c) smithsonian institute Siris.

A collection from various sources, among them a fine lele mask, a complete Kuba costume, and more ..

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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    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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