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Palm Wine Cup

Kuba, DRC

Prestige Cup (Mbwoongntey). Kuba, DRC

 

The surface of this Kuba prestige cup is decorated with finely engraved overlapping and interweaving patterns, typical of those used by Kuba artisans.

Over time, the cup has developed a lovely surface patina.

 

 Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century

 

The Kuba have been described as people who cannot bear to leave a surface unadorned. The decorative details adorning this cup reflected the owner’s wealth, status and influence within the kingdom. 

 

Reference 

J. Andes, ‘Art We Miss: Royal Mask Complex’, Utah Museum of Fine Arts https://umfa.utah.edu/kuba-masks

 

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