DescriptionKUBA, Democratic Republic of Congo
Female Royal Mask
Wood, pigments, cloth, glass beads, cowrie shells, fiber
A fine rendering of the female royal mask Ngady a Mwaash ("Pawn Woman of Mwaash"), sister/wife of the Kuba founding ruler, and one of three royal masks used by senior Kuba men, with royal permission, at male initiations and other ceremonies. This mask also appears at funerals, and diagonal lines below the eyes are tears. Painted triangles denote hearth stones and a woman's domestic role. The rich, colorful headdress decorated with cowries and glass beads marks her status as a royal.
Height: 13 ½ inches
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