|Type of Object||
|Country of Origin||
DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo – formerly Zaire)
9" (mask) 19" (w/ raffia) 15" (w/stand)
.5lbs (mask) 4lbs (w/stand)
Minor chipping around the mouth.
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.
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.