|Object:||Royal Ancestor Figure|
|Ethnic group / culture:||Bushoong Bwoom, Kuba|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Marvelous Bushoong Bwoom Royal ancestor figure.
Materials: wood richly decorated with clothing, cauri shells and beads.
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.
Great tribal piece in good condition with traces of tribale use.
Figures of the Prince Bwoom served – analogous to the royal figures ndop – as memorial figures of the Cuba Kingdom and were placed at the council meetings as representatives of the old kings.
The figurative representation of Prince Bwoom is highly regarded and is considered a special lucky charm, so figures are rarely sold.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.
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