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+ Title - Kuba Helmet Mask Beaded Feaures Congo African Art
+ Type of Object - Mask
+ Country of Origin - Democratic Republic of  Congo
+ People - Kuba
+ Materials - Wood, paint, raffia grass, fabric, glass beads, cowrie shells
+ Other Dimensions - Height: 10.5 InchesWidth: 10.5 InchesDepth: 12 Inches
+ Overall Condition - Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
+ Damage/Repair - worn mask surface; one cavity at left temple. dirt, general wear

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Additional Information: A dark helmet mask that displays complex patterns on the forehead and chin. The eyes are decorated with beaded lines.

Kuba hats are worn by the Kings, his dignitaries, and by titled women. These headdresses are insignia of status and social rank.They also intend to demonstrate royal health and power. Within Kuba culture, cowrie shells and beads are associated to the wealth and power of the kingship.

See similar example in Patricia Darish and David Binkley, " Headdresses and titleholding Among the Kuba", in CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTS (Arnoldi & Kreamer eds.), fig. 9.16, p. 168

For more information see Joseph, Cornet, Art Royal Kuba, 1982, Edizioni Sipiel: Milano; Mack's EMIL TORDAY AND THE ART OF THE CONGO 1900-1909.; Patricia Darish and David Binkley, " Headdresses and titleholding Among the Kuba", pp. 159-169 in CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTS (Arnoldi & Kreamer eds.). For a superb article on Kuba royal dress, with a number of examples, see Joseph Cornet's article in the CD ART AND LIFE IN AFRICA . (I have copies for sale.)


SKU: 106484
PRODUCT DETAILS

+ Title - Kuba Helmet Mask Beaded Feaures Congo African Art
+ Type of Object - Mask
+ Country of Origin - Democratic Republic of  Congo
+ People - Kuba
+ Materials - Wood, paint, raffia grass, fabric, glass beads, cowrie shells
+ Other Dimensions - Height: 10.5 InchesWidth: 10.5 InchesDepth: 12 Inches
+ Overall Condition - Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
+ Damage/Repair - worn mask surface; one cavity at left temple. dirt, general wear

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Additional Information: A dark helmet mask that displays complex patterns on the forehead and chin. The eyes are decorated with beaded lines.

Kuba hats are worn by the Kings, his dignitaries, and by titled women. These headdresses are insignia of status and social rank.They also intend to demonstrate royal health and power. Within Kuba culture, cowrie shells and beads are associated to the wealth and power of the kingship.

See similar example in Patricia Darish and David Binkley, " Headdresses and titleholding Among the Kuba", in CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTS (Arnoldi & Kreamer eds.), fig. 9.16, p. 168

For more information see Joseph, Cornet, Art Royal Kuba, 1982, Edizioni Sipiel: Milano; Mack's EMIL TORDAY AND THE ART OF THE CONGO 1900-1909.; Patricia Darish and David Binkley, " Headdresses and titleholding Among the Kuba", pp. 159-169 in CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTS (Arnoldi & Kreamer eds.). For a superb article on Kuba royal dress, with a number of examples, see Joseph Cornet's article in the CD ART AND LIFE IN AFRICA . (I have copies for sale.)


SKU: 106484

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Kuba Helmet Mask Beaded Feaures Congo African Art 106484

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