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Attractive Kuba Mask on Stand 12″ – DR Congo – African Tribal Art

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This mask was carved in the style of  the Kuba people of DRC. The mask has been carved with protruding eyes with size small holes around the eyes. The mask measures 9.25 inches tall and 12 inches on its custom stand and weighs 2.5 pounds. There is some minor imperfections including scrapes and scuffs – please inspect photos.

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Type of Object

Mask

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Kuba

Material

Wood and pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

9.25" mask | 12" on stand

Width

7"

Depth

6"

Weight

2.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Good with minor imperfections – see photos

Tribe Information

About the Kuba People

“During the 16th century, the Kuba migrated from the north and settled between the Sankuru and Kasai Rivers. Today, they number 250,000 and are subdivided into a number of tribes – the Bushoong, the Ngeende, the Kete, the Lele, the Binji, The Dengese, the Mbuun and the wongo. Each clan pays tribute to the Nyim, the king of the Bushoong ruling clan, but their internal affairs are dealt with autonomously. The Bushoong king and his court lived in a closed palace, known as the Mushenge. The king was responsible for the wealth and fecundity of his people.

Each clan within the Kuba kingdom produced artistic objects with specific characteristics, but there are common stylistic features, including predilection for incised geometric decoration. Cups, zoomorphic divination instruments and boxes were produced throughout the realm.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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