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Wood and pigment
Overall: 43.3 x 31.2 x 28.3 cm (17 1/16 x 12 5/16 x 11 1/8 in.)
James Albert Ford Memorial Fund 1935.304
Among the Bushoong, the central Kuba group, the mask known as bwoom—most typically identified as the head of a pygmy—forms a triad with a female mask and another male mask. All three are protagonists in the re-enactment of the foundation of the Kuba kingdom. Outside the capital, however, bwoom appears in different nonroyal contexts, such as the men’s initiation society.
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