KUMU MASKS ARCHIVES, DRC

The Kumu masks below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

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KUMU
Mask 16
10.5-20" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 4
12-25" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 9
9.75-20.5" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 10
13" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 11
18.75-29" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 12
9.5-19" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 13
11.25" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 14
10" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 15
9" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 17
14-22" high
SOLD

KUMU
Mask 18
12" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KUMU MASKS ARCHIVES
DRC

Despite their appearance, these masks show no evidence of use or age and were probably made to be sold.

Utilized in the context of a boy's initiation ceremony, masks like these were controlled by the Nsembu divination society. The Kumu are neighbors of the Lega, Ituri, Mbaka, Lengola and other peoples who make similar masks.  Those of the Kumu are notable for their dramatic, more geometrically abstract style.

The measurements are the height of the mask, then the height of the mask plus raffia. All are wired for hanging.

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Masks

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Masks

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Masks

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