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African art - Boa:

Close to Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa live in the savannah north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Known for their Pongdudu masks that were commissioned by the sculptor Kumu who offered him to the bravest warrior.


Boa Pongdudu Du Kpongadomba Mask
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Supposed to make invulnerable and in order to terrify the enemy, the African art mask kpongadomba bodes was commanded by the leader kumu who offered it to the most valiant warrior. He was then kept in his wife's box. With oversized ears, perforated as were once the eastern Boa ear pavilions, the " bavobongo ", and a mouth lined with teeth, it gave an impressive appearance to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. Close to the Mangbetu and Zande, the Boa live on the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa are said to have used these masks for educational purposes with children since the pacification of the Uele region.


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Boa Kpongadomba Mask
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Ex-French African art collection.
Endowed with oversized ears, perforated as were once the pavilions of the ears of the Boa of the East, the "bavobongo", and a mouth filled with scattered animal teeth, This African tribal mask gave an impressive look to its wearer, accentuated by the contrast of colors. The red ochre here has faded and the kaolin coating has lost its whiteness. The surface remains velvety. Supposed to make invulnerable and in order to terrify the enemy, the African mask kpongadomba or "Pongdudu" of the Boa was commanded by the kumu chief who offered it to the most valiant warrior. He was then kept in his wife’s box. Close to mangbetu and Zande, the Boa inhabit the savannah in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Boa reportedly used these masks for ...


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