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Grand masque Kumu, Komo (N° 18087)

With a flat skull, the large face is made up of features highlighted by metallic inlays. The circular ears form cups with a perforation in the centre, while the broad mouth appears to articulate. Smooth, matte surface coated with kaolin.
The Kumu, Bakumu and Komo, live mainly in the North-East and central Areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their Bantu language is komo or kikomo. Several ethnic groups are closely intertwined, with similar associations: the Mbole, the Yela, the Lengola, and the Metoko. Their artistic production also has great similarities with that of the Metoko and Lengola. Their divination masks were displayed during the closing ceremonies of the initiation and circumcision of the young people of the society nkunda . It was in the Maniema region around the Lualaba River and the Great Lakes that Lega sculpture exerted its influence extensively. A costume made up of bark textiles and plant fibres concealed the wearer. Biebuck would have noticed a great similarity between the rituals accompanying the appearance of Kumu masks and those of the masks muminia of the Lega.Litt. : " The Soul of Africa S. Diakonoff; Art and Life in Africa C.D. Roy.  

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Originex-collection Cheminal
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, metal
Height cm41
Width25 cm
Weight1.50 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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