Brooklyn Museum: Arts of Africa: Female Figure with Medicinal Charge (Musinju). Culture: Kasongo Medium: Wood, metal, resin Place Made: Maniema Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo Dates: century
Masks are often a part of the African culture. Used in dance or ceremonial purposes, African masks can have a religious meaning. The carver of the mask will look to their ancestors for guidance while carving the mask.