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Lega Feather Head Crest 13.5″ – DR Congo – African Tribal Art

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This head crest mask was created using woven vegetable fiber and feathers by the Lega people of DRC. It measures 13.5 inches tall, 16 inches wide and weighs 2 pounds. It is in fair condition with minor imperfections. Stand is not included.

 

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Type of Object

Head Crest

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

vegetable fiber, feathers

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

13.5"

Width

16"

Depth

14"

Weight

2 lbs

Overall Condition

fair with minor imperfections – see photos

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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