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Memory board 
Memory board 
The 'memory men' of the Bambudye association retained knowledge about the history of the kingdom. They transmitted this knowledge via dances and performances, using lukasa boards such as this one as memory aids. They had the protection of the king and educated the elite.
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Mask
Mask
This mask of sculpted wood, dyed red, is topped with a raffia hat decorated with pearls, coins and an earring.
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Harp zither
Harp zither
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Mother and child figure
Mother and child figure
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Painting
Painting
Transport de cercueil sur vélo (Coffin transportation on bike)
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Mbwoongitwool in the form of a backrest
Mbwoongitwool in the form of a backrest
The Kuba mbwoongitwool were exclusively made by women. They created these small figurative sculptures by working a paste made up of precious red tukula powder mixed with sandy clay.
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Headdress
Headdress
Headdress worn by political chiefs
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mensenhand
mensenhand
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