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Kumu Divination Mask - D.R.Congo

Price: $2,800.00

TITLE: Divination Mask
MATERIAL: Wood and pigment
PEOPLE: Kumu and Komo
COUNTRY: D.R. Congo (Southeast part of Kisangani) DESCRIPTION: ‘Kumu masks are amongst the most important objects in their culture. They are used by the Nkunda society of sorcerers who call upon the primordial ancestors for purposes of social control. Taking hallucinogens was part of these ceremonies and during the ensuing trance information was revealed. This served the Kumu as one of the major methods of divination.’ - David Stiffler, Anthropologist
10"h x 7.25"w x 5"d, includes stand 15"h
Ex Jean Pierre Hallet Collection

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