Lega African Mask with Raffia 16″- DR Congo

$75.00

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This Lega mask  has a cheerful expression, with carved notches in its mouth and forehead. The mask itself is 9.25″ tall and 16 inches with the hanging vegetable fiber raffia. It has glass dust speckling throughout which makes it glimmer beautifully. The mask does not come with a stand but one can be purchased for an additional fee.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

wood, pigment, glass dust, raffia

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

9.25" mask | 16" w/ raffia

Width

6"

Depth

2.5"

Weight

0.5lb

Overall Condition

Good with minor imperfections.

Tribe Information

About the Lega People

Lega art is exclusively focused on and associated with the Bwami society. Each object has a precise role and function within their ceremonies and rituals and is used only by the initiated. These artefacts are numerous and are created from a variety of materials, particularly wood, ivory, bone and elephant hide.

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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