The Kuba Kete carved a variety of helmet masks decorated with natural pigments, geometric designs of triangles and stripes, cowries, beads and fur. There are punctures under the eyes which allowed the dancer’s vision. Our Kuba Kete mask from the southern border of the Kuba kingdom was worn during initiation ceremonies and funeral rites.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a private American collection
Materials: Wood, pigment, cowrie shells, beads, fiber and fur with custom base
Dimensions: 20 in. high x 14 in. wide
Condition: Mask appears in very good condition, with hairline age cracks along the right side
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