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African mask - KUBA - D.R Congo - Africa

Lot reference 13190273
African mask - KUBA - D.R Congo - Africa

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1st half of the 20th century - Good condition

With always a rich decoration with cowry shells. There are several different regional stylistic interpretations of the Mwash a moby, but one of the most distinctive characteristics of the mask is invariably the terse style of the face, but especially regarding this item which hairstyle is made of human hair.
More than twenty types of masks are used by the KUBA, with meanings and functions which vary from one group to another. Three kinds of masks were associated to dances which took place within the royal enclosure: the first one, called Moshambwooy, represents Woot, the founder of the Bushoong, the hero of growing. The second one, known as Nady Amwaash (Ngaady Un Mwash), incarnates the wife / sister of Woot, a figure who would have been added to the ceremony, in order to give more importance to the role of women. The third mask is named Bwoom. As character, Bwoom was interpreted in various ways, as a prince (the younger brother of the king), as a common man, a Pygmy, or even as an element subversive to the Royal Court.

Dimensions: 35 x 32 cm.
Weight: 2,9 kilograms.
Materials: Wood, pigments, cowry shells, true hair.

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Feedback score: 99.3%
Reviews given: 153
Member since: October 29, 2013
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    bedankt voor de goed uitgevoerde verpakking en de geleverde kader. P.S.
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    Magnifique masque Salampasu ancien avec patine d'utilation
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