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Kakungu mask (N° 22416)

ThisAfrican mask carved in soft wood is reminiscent of the giant suku kakungu mask with pendulous cheeks, supposed to frighten spectators
The Suku and Yaka ethnic groups recognize common origins and have the same social structure as well as similar cultural practices. They can only be differentiated by their stylistic variations. The mukanda is the name given to all the rites around the initiation ceremony of pubescent young people, consecrating the end of childhood and shared by many communities.
These masks supposed to control the rain were out during the initiation rites but, once is not custom, did not participate in any dance but jumped and gesticulated. They also appeared with their female counterparts kazeba or mateemu.
Height on base: 38 cm.

Source: " Insiders ". Editions of the Dapper Museum.  

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Originex-collection belge
EthnySuku
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm27
Width15 cm
Weight0.59 Kg
Socle includedYes

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