Mukyeem Mask, 19th or mid 20th century

  • Kuba, African

Wood, cowry shells, glass beads, raffia

  • Overall: 27 1/8 × 17 1/4 × 24 inches (68.9 × 43.8 × 61 cm)

Gift of Robert B. Jacobs in honor of Michael Kan

1997.40

On View

  • African: Masquerades

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Geometric patterns
  • Kuba (zaire)
  • Beading (process)
  • Wood
  • Raffia
  • Horn
  • Glass
  • Mask (costume)
  • Cowry shell
  • Congo republic
  • Noses (animal or human component)

1997-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Kuba, African, Mukyeem Mask, 19th or mid 20th century, wood, cowry shells, glass beads, raffia. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Robert B. Jacobs in honor of Michael Kan, 1997.40.