Tribal Group: KUBA
African Kuba tribal art hand mask right side
This is a very strong object.
A "hand" mask and ancestor figure, carved from ceremonial cam wood with Kuba incision patterns and embedded cowrie shells.

2 1/2" thick x 8 1/2" long
9 1/2" high on stand

African tribal art Kuba hand mask left side
Exhibited at Owensboro Museum
of Fine Art, 1995

Cam wood is a deep red, used as
a decorative material when ground
and highly valued in it's natural state. It is unusaul to find a
specimen of it this sizable, especially in a carved object.

Maker unknown ~ age uncertain
Acquired in 1991

But with confidence, secure order form, authenticity guaranteed
Kuba hand mask, tribal art rom Africa

Aboriginals Gallery,  since 1979
Fort Myers
, FL. 33908