COLLECTIONS AT THE MUSEUM

Headdress Mask
Sande Female Secret Society Helmet M
Yaka Initiation Mask
Bembe Ceremonial Mask
Ceremonial Mask With Beard
Female Statute
Terra Cotta Vessel - Woman with Hips
Songye Fetish Power Figure (Nkisi)
Warrior Mask
Female Fertility Figure
Female Fertility Figure
Masks With Cowrie Shells

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Bembe Ceremonial Mask

Bembe People Democratic Republic of the Congo Traditional mask and headdress of the eastern Bembe people are recognizable for their concave, cupped orbits around the bulging “coffee-bean” eyes. The mask consists of feathers, animal skin and wood.