Mukyeem / Mukenda elephant mask Kuba Ngeende - SOLD OUT

The elephant in the African Mukyeem Mask of Kuba

African mask wearing an elephant trunk. It illustrates the power and wisdom of the king. The trunk also refers to the economy of the Kuba kingdom whose ivory trade was an important activity. This type of mask was worn at funerals as well as at different stages of male initiation.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
50 x 26 cm
Ethnic group
Kuba / Bakuba
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium

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