This mask depicts Rama and Sita, two characters from the popular Hindu epic called Ramayana. Masks are commonly used during reenactments of this epic so that characters and their respective psyches can be properly depicted. These masks often see the use of gold glitter thread and brass.
A divine inhabitant of Zairian waters, this mask represents the Kasai River Goddess of the Pende people. Wearing a stylized coiffure, the goddess is accessorized with iron earrings and red cotton tufts.