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Bwami Society Mask

Bwami society mask
African, Congo (Zaire), Lega (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 1900–1985
Wood with kaolin
Gift of the Friends of the Museum of Art in memory of Diana B. Fox, 1985/1.151


UMMA Collections

African Art

An area of active growth, the Museum has a collection of more than 1,000 works of African art. Although there is representation of nearly all the diverse peoples and regions within the continent, the Museum’s holdings are particularly rich in the works created in Central Africa, particularly of the Congo region and related groups. The collection includes metalwork (brass weights as well as articles of personal adornment), sculpture and masks, architectural elements, textiles, and ceramics.

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