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African Bwoom Royal Mask - KUBA - D.R. Congo

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African Bwoom Royal Mask - KUBA - D.R. Congo

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1920-1940 - Fair condition

There are more than twenty different types of masks that function within the men's initiation society.
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 performed in conflict with the mask representing Woot.

It is one of three important Kuba masks, on the old picture taken at Mushenge in 1909 you can see a similar mask: Ngady aMwaash, Bwoom, and Mosh'ambooy mu shall.
The provenance of this fine mask that is to be dated between the two world wars, is the collection of Gaëtan Schoonbroodt in Verviers, Belgium.

Age: 1920-1940
KUBA BWOOM mask from Congo
Size: H 27cm X H20 cm X D 37 cm
Condition: The fibres are quite fragile, slightly damaged. See the pictures.

Can be viewed or picked up, if so desired, at David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
Sold with a written description of the tribe and with the private opinion of David Norden.

Free delivery. Sent by insured and registered mail with Track & Trace. May also be picked up at David Norden in Antwerp, by appointment only.

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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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