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Lega Lukwakongo Mask on Custom Stand 15″- DRC

$375.00 $112.50

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Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo – formerly Zaire)

Ethnicity

Lega

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

9" (mask) 19" (w/ raffia) 15" (w/stand)

Width

7.5"

Depth

4"

Weight

.5lbs (mask) 4lbs (w/stand)

Overall Condition

Minor chipping around the mouth.

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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