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Kuba Bushoong Bwoom Royal Mask, Kongo #887
- Kuba Bushoong Bwoom Royal Mask, Kongo #887
- Materials: wood richly decorated with cowrie shells and beads.
- There are more than twenty different types of masks that function within the men's initiation society.
- Bwoom’s specific identity varies according to different versions of the myth. He may represent the king’s younger brother, a person of Twa descent, or a commoner. Embodying a subversive force within the royal court, the Bwoom masquerade is performed in conflict with the mask representing Woot.
- Good condition with traces of tribal use and great colorful appearance.
- Measurements: 43×36×35 cm
- Condition: Excellent