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Royal Mask – Beads, Cauri, Wood – Bwoom – Kuba – DR Congo


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Great BWOOM Royal mask, richly decorated and with fine details.
Materials: wood, cauri shells, copper and iron plates, fabric and African beads.
Good condition with slight traces of tribal use.
Unique colorful mask for the collector of ancient African ethnographic art.

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.

Good condition with a wonderful aged patina. The wood inside the mask contains a small crack.

Object Royal Mask
Ethnic group: KUBA, Bushoong Bwoom
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Beads, Cauris
Period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 40x30x30 cm
Weight: 3000 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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