Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner

Dance mask (bwoom): “The evil hydrocephalic prince”
Late 19th – early 20th century
Kuba-Bushoong people, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, fur, copper, cloth, conch shells, glass beads
H: 50; W: 30; D: 37 cm
Gift of Gaston de Havenon, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B79.1080
 
 

Publications:
Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English
Shafir, Dorit, Hidden Power in African Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2014

Exhibition:
Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Ruth Youth Wing, 08/04/2009 - 30/11/2009
Hidden Power in African Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Modern Art, 21/05/2014 - 17/01/2015

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir