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Kuba Passport Mask Congo African Art

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Title Kuba Passport Mask Congo African Art
Type of Object Mask
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of the Congo
People Kuba
Materials Wood,, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 4
Width (in) 3.5
Depth (in) 2
Dimensions Height: 4 Inches
Width: 3.5 Inches
Depth: 2 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 Cracks

Additional Information: The Kuba Kingdom, also known as the Kingdom of the Bakuba or Bushongo, is a Kingdom in Central Africa. The Kuba Kingdom flourished between the 17th and 19th centuries in the region bordered by the Sankuru, Lulua, and Kasai rivers in the south-east of the modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Recommended reading:

-Meurant, George, 1986, ART KUBA, Credit Communal, Brussels
-Mack, John, EMILE TORDAY AND ART OF THE CONGO 1900-1909, University of Washington Press, Seattle
-Cornet, Joseph, 1982, ART ROYAL KUBA, Edizioni Sipiel, Milano
-Cornet, Joseph, 1978, A Survey of Zairian Art-The Bronson Collection, North Carolina Museum of Art.