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.
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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