Kuba (Bushoong subgroup). <em>Mwaash aMbooy Mask</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Hide, paint, plant fibers, textile, shell, glass, wood, hair, feathers, 22 x 20 x 18 in. (55.9 x 50.8 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1582. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1582_SL1.jpg)

Mwaash aMbooy Mask

Artist:Kuba (Bushoong subgroup)

Medium: Hide, paint, plant fibers, textile, shell, glass, wood, hair, feathers

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Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 22 x 20 x 18 in. (55.9 x 50.8 x 45.7 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H2, 1G

Accession Number: 22.1582

Image: 22.1582_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

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