MWAASH A MBOY MASKS ARCHIVES

The masks below have beem sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.

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KUBA
Mwaash 3
30" high
SOLD

  

KUBA
Mwaash 2
25" high
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA MWAASH A MBOY MASKS, DRC

This complex mask, with its elephant trunk and leopard skin, represents kingly power in a ritualized reenactment of Kuba mythological origins and royal power struggles. Portraying both the god Woot and the first king, the character marries his sister, Ngaady A Mwaash, and contests with his brother, Bwoom, who speaks for the commoners. As with most Kuba art, the piece is densely covered with geometric abstract designs.

Although very good examples, these masks show no signs of use and were probably made to be sold.

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