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Bwoom mask - Kuba Bushoong - Congo DRC

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Early 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear

Object: Bwoom mask
Region/ country: Congo DRC
Material: Kuba Bushoong
Period: Early 20th century
Condition: Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 40×23×0 cm

Kuba mythology revolves around three figures, each represented by a masquerade character: Woot, the creator and founder of the ruling dynasty; Woot’s spouse; and Bwoom. Bwoom’s specific identity varies according to different versions of the myth. He may represent the king’s younger brother, a person of Twa descent, or a commoner. Embodying a subversive force within the royal court, the Bwoom masquerade is often performed in conflict with the masked figure representing Woot.

Learn more : Brooklyn Museum Bwoom mask
Private collection Russia
Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

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Catawiki member since January 22, 2019, received 4 reviews in total (4 in last 12 months)

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    Excellent transaction and packing. Nice Item. Thanks!
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    user-2bd4c42 March 27, 2019

  • Thank you very much. Very nice mask!

    user-9f01a36 March 25, 2019

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    Prima. Snel geleverd. Goed verpakt. Heel mooi melkvat. Erg blij mee.
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    saskiarueb March 21, 2019


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