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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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Feedback score: 98.6%
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Member since: July 1, 2014
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    All ways perfect transactions, excellent seller. Thank you

    fernando4878 May 24, 2017

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    renatowiki May 23, 2017

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