King Mukenga Royal Helmet Mask

Antiques/Reproductions

Luangisa African Gallery · Digital Market

Information

The Mukenge Royal Helmet Mask originates from the Kuba Tribe in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire. The art of the Kuba is one of the most highly developed of all African traditions, and significant cultural accomplishments are part of their heritage. This mask with its elephant trunk refers to the elephant, the supreme symbol of wealth and leadership among the Kuba. The mask also layered with raffia beard, cowrie shells, beads and geometric patterns representing the power of the Kuba King Mukenge. These masks are not only revered as a piece of history and works of art, they are used for dancing in ritualized ceremonies honoring and portraying the orgins of the Kuba Kingdom.
New Products
Yes
Shop By Season
All Season
Materials
BeadsFiberStrawWood
Technique
Hand-worked
Communities
Female-OwnedHandmadeMinority-OwnedMuseum Store
Made in
Congo
Wholesale Price
Under $1,000
Suggested Retail Price
Over $1,000

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