Lot 245: A fine and Kuba mask

A fine and Kuba mask, Kuba Bushoong; D.R. Congo

The mask of typical form of the type known as Ishen maal or Pwoom Itok, with long tubular eyes surrounded by perforations, the nose curving powerfully and the mouth small and simple. Extensive painting typical of the Kuba-Bushoong; in shades of orange/Red, Black, white and yellow; original headdress intact. A very fine example. H. 12"

Property of a New York estate

Alfred Schienberg, 1971, The Gallery of African Art. NY


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