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Hand Carved Ceremonial Kuba Mask from the Congo

Item Number: 500942

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This item is up for AUCTION on Saturday September 30, 2017 LOT 905

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This is a hand carved ceremonial mask from the Kuba Bwoom people of the Congo. The mask incorporates beads and cowrie shells. Actual age unknown. Features a female face with repeating painted triangle pattern, beaded accents, woven back with applied cowrie shells, flat top. The mask was created as a helmet used in initiation ceremonies; the ceremonies include those relating to the founding and creation of the Kuba kingdom as well as the ruling family.