Re: [African_Arts] Kuba Elephant Mukenga
Your "elephant" mask (called Mwaash aMbooy in its royal
version), is a very late example. You will note that it was not
constructed in the traditional way, but made up, in part, from
If you wish to learn more, I would suggest that you consult any
or all of the following titles.
Rand African Art also has a good page on the topic of the
Cornet, Joseph, 1919-
Title : Art royal kuba / Joseph Cornet.
Published : Milano :
Edizioni Sipiel, 1982.
Hampton University (Va.). Museum.
Title : A taste for the beautiful : Zairian art
from the Hampton University Museum / Mary Lou Hultgren, Jeanne Zeidler
; with an essay on Kuba art & early Western collecting by David A.
Binkley ; introductory catalogue statements by David A. Binkley &
Patricia Darish ; entries on individual objects by Mary Lou
Published : Hampton, Va. :
Hampton University Museum, 1993.
Description : 116 p. : ill. (some
col.), map, ports. ; 28 cm.
ISBN : 0961698268 (pbk.)
Hampton University (Va.). Museum -- Catalogs.
Subject : Kuba
Congolese (Democratic Republic) -- Catalogs.
fabrics, Kuba -- Catalogs.
fabrics -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Catalogs.
Hultgren, Mary Lou.
Binkley, David Aaron.
Title : Zairian art from the Hampton University
Binkley, David Aaron.
Title : Kuba / David A. Binkley and Patricia
Published : Milan : 5
Continents ; New York : Harry N. Abrams [distributor], c2009.
Description : 139 p. : ill. (chiefly
col.), 1 map ; 25 cm.
Visions of Africa
ISBN : 9788874394043 (pbk.)
Subject : Art,
Kuba -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, Kuba -- Catalogs.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Catalogs.
Form/Genre : Bildband.
Other Titles : Visions d'Afrique. English.
Hope this helps!
At 3:26 PM +0000 10/22/12, rlmarqu wrote:
I have a Kuba Elephant Mukenga Mask (I
think) that I would like to get some more information about. I can't
find too much on the internet and I have tried contacting several
museums, which I received no answers from yet. If anyone has any
information about my mask it would be very helpful and appreciated. I
posted pictures of my mask at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/African_Arts/photos/album/1610367784/pic/list
If someone can tell me where I would be able to sell this mask as
well, that would be great!