Mukenga mask's are worn at funerals of influential, titled men in the north part of the Kuba kingdom. Kuba Mukenga - Congo DRC. The mask's form and materials combine symbols associated with status and leadership.
The prominent truck projecting upward and over the front of the mask represents the elephant, supreme symbol of leadership. During the funerals of the titled aristocrats, a member of the men's initiation society may dance wearing the Mukenga mask and an elaborate costume that includes many layers of woven raffia skirts and cowrie and bead laden - belts, gloves etc. The deceased is laid out in identical attire, underscoring the association between the spirit, which is manifested through the performance of the mask, and the realm of the ancestors.
Length 60cm X Width 49cm X Depth 60cm. Wood, Glass Beads, Raffia, Cowrie Shells, Feathers. African & Oceanic Art Dealers. We have been supplying galleries and collectors around the world.
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With top class customer service. Genuine African & Oceanic Artifacts. We collect our artifacts direct from different. Chiefs in Congo DRC and guarantee our. Pieces are tribal used and genuine.The item "Kuba Mukenga (Moshambwooy) African Helmet Congo DRC Tribal used" is in sale since Tuesday, June 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "kaylooartgallery" and is located in Johannesburg. This item can be shipped worldwide.