Offered by: Spectandum
By Appointment Only Leuven , Belgium Call Seller 32475648678


Ngady Mwaash Headdress, Kuba People, DRC

$ 19,734
  • Description
    The kings or local chiefs of the Kuba in Central Congo wore a mwaash aMbooy mask to express their royal power. This type of mask represents Woot, the founding ancestor of the Kuba. Woot occurs in all kinds of ceremonies. For example, on some occasions the masked king reenacts the founding of his kingdom and thus legitimizes his own power and rule. This mwaash aMbooy mask is made of wood, elephant skin, raffia cloth, cowrie shells, bird feathers and beads.

    These items are sold as a group, for more information do not hesitate to contact us.
  • More Information
    Origin: Congo-Kinshasa
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: wood and organic materials, hand-crafted
    Condition: Good.
    Number of Pieces: 4-5
    Styles / Movements: Tribal, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 273-275-515-2001
    Incollect Reference #: 502800
  • Dimensions
    W. 11.81 in; H. 19.69 in;
    W. 30 cm; H. 50 cm;
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