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Kuba Ngaady a Mwaash Mask


Kuba ‘Ngaady a Mwaash’ Mask from Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sold By: For African Art Gallery
SKU: 4097 Category: Tags: ,

Product Description

Item: #4097

Tribe: Kuba

Country: Dem . Rep. of Congo

Material: Wood, cowrie shells, pigment, cloth, beads.

Size: 15″ (38.1 cm) Tall

Condition: Good, some cracks, see images.

Notes: Stand not included.

The Kuba, who are a group of 19 ethnic groups, dominated by the Bushong, have over 20 different mask types considered embodiments of spirits. The three most significant types, Mwaash Amboy, Bwoom and Ngaady a Mwaash, belong to the royal family.

The Ngaady a Mwaash mask represents the sister and wife of Woot, progenitor of the Bushong, who is personified by Mwaash Amboy. Bwoom figures are the progenitor’s opponent.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 18 x 12 x 12 in