MC1640 Mask Nsembu Komo Kumu Mask Congo DRC

MC1640 Mask Nsembu Komo Kumu Mask Congo DRC

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CONGO DRC

BEAUTIFUL KUMU MASK - KOMO


The "Nsembu" masks were used only during the rites of the "secret" society of divination Nkunda,
They are rare, only the soothsayers of the foreground (the descendants of the first initiates) have possession of them. The masks which personify the spirit of divination are thus transported from one village to another" (de Mahieu, Tribal Art Magazine , 2018)


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
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: Height 27 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
- Het KOMO masker, oorsprong en functie, Wauthier de Mahieu, Africa-Tervuren, XIX, 1973, n°2, pages 29 to 32
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CONGO DRC

 

BEAUTIFUL KUMU - KOMO NSEMBU MASK

The "Nsembu" masks were used during the initiation rites of the "secret" divination society Nkunda
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 Lega, Leka, Lengola, Songola, Pere, Kwame and 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 10 1/2 Inches high
CONDITION:Medium
Please have a look on the pictures.
The base is NOT included