Kuba African Mask 11″ – Tribal Art


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The mask features a carved face with human features. It has been deeply pigmented with subtle pops of color. The mask measures 11 inches tall and weighs 2 pounds. The piece is in good condition with minor imperfections. Stand is not included.

Type of Object

Face Mask



Country of Origin

DR Congo


Wood and pigment

Approximate Age


Height (Inches)


Width (Inches)


Depth (Inches)


Weight (Pounds)

2 lbs

Overall Condition

Good with minor imperfections – see photos

Tribe Information

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.”

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


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