Kuba (Bushoong subgroup). <em>Mask (Pwoom Itok)</em>, late 19th century. Wood, shell, cloth, raffia, pigment, 15 3/8 x 11 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (39.1 x 28.6 x 29.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.230. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.230_SL1.jpg)

Mask (Pwoom Itok)

Artist:Kuba (Bushoong subgroup)Ngeende

Medium: Wood, shell, cloth, raffia, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 15 3/8 x 11 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (39.1 x 28.6 x 29.8 cm)



Accession Number: 22.230

Image: 22.230_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Dance mask with polychrome geometric facial decoration. Round recessed eyes with cone shaped centers surrounded by holes for seeing out by wearer. Headdress covered by raffia cloth with painted designs. Attached wooden ears. The fragile raffia material has been stabilized. The mask's wood is in fair condition. Surfaces are abraded throughout.

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