Kuba Helmet Mask, D.R. Congo
The Kuba people live in a central region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Kuba were known for making over twenty different types of masks, used for different purposes. Masks of this style are called Bwoom and used in masquerade dances within the royal compound. Bwoom is a character that has been interpreted as many things, a prince or a commoner are the most common. Bwoom masks are the oldest of the three Kuba masquerade masks, dating mid-18th century.
D:14" W:11" H:15"
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