Mwaash aMbooy Mask
- Artist: Kuba (Bushoong subgroup) (Culture)
- Medium: Hide, paint, plant fibers, textile, shell, glass, wood, hair, feathers
- Geographical Location: West Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Dates: late 19th or early 20th century
- Dimensions: 22 x 20 x 18 in. (55.9 x 50.8 x 45.7 cm)
- Collection: Arts of Africa
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, SPECIAL EXHIBITION, 1-Rotating 1Q23
- Accession Number: 22.1582
- Image: 22.1582_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 0,
Mask of thin parchment, painted. Elaborately trimmed with shell and hair decoration. Shell eyes. The surface is highly decorative, composed of intricately painted geometric designs and geometrically arranged cowrie shells and beads. One feature, a long strip of beaded decoration extending from the bridge of the nose to the chin is present. Emphasis placed on 2 dimensional surface quality and elaborate polychromy.
Condition: Headdress worn and torn.