Photographs © Tim Hamill
KUBA, NGAADY A MWAASH MASK 9, 13", $400, 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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