KUBA STYLE BWOOM MASK 5, DRC

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA STYLE BWOOM MASK 5
20" high
$500
DRC

 

This mask, with its bulging forehead, represents the evil brother, Bwoom, in a ritual reenactment of Kuba mythological origins and royal power struggles. Seeking both the throne of his brother, Mwaash A Mboy, and the king's wife, Ngaady A Mwaash, Bwoom symbolically speaks for the common man.

Despite its appearance we think this mask was made to be sold.

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