Tribal Group: KUBA.
Mask, "Ngaady a waash", with attenuated face.
Cap of raffia fiber with cowrie shells.
Facial scarification paint.
Blue and yellow vertical beading.
Black and white beads around mouth.

Age uncertain
Carver unrecorded
This mask represents the daughter of Woot, who is the major god in Kuba creation. She was the wife of the first king, making her the mother of all Kuba royalty. Lines painted as running down the cheeks symbolize tears of pain and joy.
18" high x 8" wide



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Aboriginals Gallery of African art Fort Myers , FL. 33908