Africa | Dance of the mukyeem (mukenga) mask, Muentshi, Congo (Democratic Republic) | © Eliot Elisofon, 1972. | Mukyeem, also called mukenga, is morphologically a variant of the moshambwooy mask. It is crowned with a bent-forward representation of an elephant trunk with two tusks. The mukyeem mask does not appear in the immediate vicinity of the king, but rather is seen among the Kete, Ngongo, Ngeende, and also with some other constituent peoples of the Kuba kingdom.

Africa | Dance of the mukyeem (mukenga) mask, Muentshi, Congo (Democratic Republic) | © Eliot Elisofon, 1972. | Mukyeem, also called mukenga, is morphologically a variant of the moshambwooy mask. It is crowned with a bent-forward representation of an elephant trunk with two tusks. The mukyeem mask does not appear in the immediate vicinity of the king, but rather is seen among the Kete, Ngongo, Ngeende, and also with some other constituent peoples of the Kuba kingdom.

Tribal Used Kuba Bwoom Royal African Helmet - Mask Congo DRC

Tribal Used Kuba Bwoom Royal African Helmet - Mask Congo DRC

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Tribal Used Kuba Royal African Helmet Bwoom - Mask Congo DRC

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Africa | Mask (Bwoom) Kuba Western Kasai region Democratic Republic of Congo Late 19th - mid-20th century Wood metal glass beads, fabric pigment seeds string and leather | Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Africa | Mask (Bwoom) Kuba Western Kasai region Democratic Republic of Congo Late 19th - mid-20th century Wood metal glass beads, fabric pigment seeds string and leather | Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Africa | Kuba Mask.  This bold helmet mask was used at initiations and other ceremonies related to the founding of the Kuba kingdom and its ruling Bushoong family.

Africa | Kuba Mask. This bold helmet mask was used at initiations and other ceremonies related to the founding of the Kuba kingdom and its ruling Bushoong family.

Africa | Helmet mask “bwoom” from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Wood with black patina, remains of pigments, cowrie shells and glass beads | ca. mid 1900s

Africa | Helmet mask “bwoom” from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Wood with black patina, remains of pigments, cowrie shells and glass beads | ca. mid 1900s

Hat (Kalyeem)  Date:19th–20th centuryGeography:Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central AfricaCulture:KubaMedium:Raffia, glass beads, cowrie shells, cotton cloth

Hat (Kalyeem) Date:19th–20th centuryGeography:Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central AfricaCulture:KubaMedium:Raffia, glass beads, cowrie shells, cotton cloth

Bwoom mask, Bushoong Kuba people, Honolulu Museum of Art, 4254.1 (front).JPG

Bwoom mask, Bushoong Kuba people, Honolulu Museum of Art, 4254.1 (front).JPG

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