Bwami Mask, called Lukungu (Primary Title)
Miniature Mask (Object Name)

Unknown (Artist)

19th–20th century
Democratic Republic of Congo
Overall: 3 1/8 × 2 1/16 × 3/4 in. (7.94 × 5.24 × 1.91 cm)
Only initiates of Kindi, the highest Bwami grade, can possess these small bone or ivory masks, called lukungu (skull).
Gift of Beatrice Riese
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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