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Masque Kuba Pwoom Itok (N° 10837)

A constant is found on Pwoom Itok masks: exorbitant eyes, a mute mouth. The room here has a thick raffia adornment.
On find on the patina regular geometric patterns offering a beautiful contrast and decoration, testifying to the inspiration of the sculptor.

The Kuba are the most prolific group in Western Kasai. Kuba art developed mainly around the royal person. This prestigious culture, made famous not its masks, just like the large royal masks, these are very elaborate and serve as objects of power, and currency of exchange between groups. Similarly, there are no royal statuettes and his Kasai velvets. are also beautiful costumes of ceromony. Kuba masks find their identity during rites of passage  

 


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OriginPièce récoltée "in situ"
EthnyKuba
CountryRDC
Material(s)wood, raphia
Height58
Width29
Weight5.10 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1975
Socle inclusOptional

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