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Royal Mask - Beads, Cowry, Wood - BWOOM - KUBA - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Royal Mask – Beads, Cowry, Wood – BWOOM – KUBA – DR Congo

 250,00

Object Bwoom Royal mask
Ethnic group: Kuba
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Cowry shell, Beads
Period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 40x40x35 cm
Weight: 2100 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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Description

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

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