NGAADY A MWAASH MASK 3

 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KUBA, NGAADY A MWAASH MASK 3, 11", $250, Dem. Rep. of Congo, SOLD

This mask, covered with geometric designs typical of Kuba art, portrays the wife of the first Kuba king in a ritualized reenactment of Kuba mythological origins and royal power struggles. A Kuba ideal of beauty, Ngaady A Mwaash was fought over by Mwaash A Mboy, her husband and king, and his brother, Bwoom.

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