MC1673 Superb double mask Komo Kumu Nsumbu Mask Congo

MC1673 Superb double mask Komo Kumu Nsumbu Mask Congo

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CONGO DRC

SUPERB NSEMBU KUMU PANEL MASK

Among the Kumu, the Nsembu masks are the most important objects, the female or male masks are generally distinct, but can be brought together and juxtaposed as is the case here
For similar pieces, see Félix, 1987, pages 64 and 65 and Neyt, 2010, figure 47

"Nsembu" masks were used during the initiation rites of the "secret" Nkunda divination society,
The Kumu are a Bantu people living in the equatorial forest of eastern Congo DRC in the province of North Kivu, they are neighbors, among others, of the Lega, Leka, Lengola, Songola, Pere, Kwame and of the Nyanga


Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
ETHNIC GROUP: Kumu - Komo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: Height 47.5 cm
STATE : AVERAGE
See photos.
The base is NOT included

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Bibliography - Bibliography:

- The Komo mask: unique piece, piece that unites, Wauthier De Mahieu, Tribal Art Magazine n°88, Summer 2018
- 100 peoples of Zaire and their sculpture. The handbook for collectors, scholars and students, Marc Leo Felix, Brussels: Zaire Basin Art History Research Foundation, 1987
- Congo River, François NEYT, Quai Branly Museum, Mercator Fund, 2010

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CONGO DRC
 

SUPERB NSEMBU KUMU PANEL MASK

Among the Kumu, the Nsembu masks are the most important objects, the female or male masks are generally distinct, but can be brought together and juxtaposed as is the case here
For similar pieces, see Félix, 1987, pages 64 and 65 and Neyt, 2010, figure 47

"Nsembu" masks were used during the initiation rites of the "secret" Nkunda divination society,
The Kumu are a Bantu people living in the equatorial forest of eastern Congo DRC in the province of North Kivu, they are neighbors, among others, of the Lega, the Leka, the Lengola, the Songola, the Pere, the Kwame and the Nyanga

Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask
ETHNIC GROUP: Kumu-Komo
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: About 18 3/4 Inches high (47.5 cm)
CONDITION:Medium
Please have a look on the pictures.
The base is NOT included