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Lega African Face Mask on Custom Stand 11.5″- DRC

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Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo – formerly Zaire)

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

Pigment, Wood

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

11.5"

Width

5"

Depth

3"

Weight

1lb

Overall Condition

Scuffs and 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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