Collection: Chukuza

The African artist who made the Chukuza mask is unknown, but is most likely a member of one of the numerous ethnic groups (Chokwe, Mbunda, Lunda, Luvale/Lwena, and Luchazi) that live in the “three corners" area of central Africa: Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia. This piece was gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Crowley to the Crocker in 1992 and is part of the museum's permanent collection. Even though the mask was “retired," or without its spirit, it serves to educate the western world about the rich culture of the Central African people.