Vintage African Kuba Bwoom Helmet Tribal Mask Congo

USD$ 645.00

  • CAD: CAD$ 815.02

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Description

For sale is an early to mid 20th c. African Congo Kuba Bwoom helmet mask.

The Bwoom is one of three royal masks and one of the oldest mask types used by the Kuba. In additions to funerals, Bwoom masqueraders appear on numerous ceremonial occasions, embodying different characters depending on the context.

This mask is made of wood & pigment; it is a good size at 16 x 12 inches & 10″ deep.
There is a repair of two cracks that are shown in the last photo and the expected wear of an old mask but otherwise, and in very good condition for its age.

Additional information

Material

Wood, Polychrome

Region / Origin

Africa