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Lega Mask 19.5″ with Raffia – DR Congo – African Art

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This mask was carved in the style of the Lega people of DRC. The mask features a beautiful brown colored face with attached raffia. It measures 11.25 inches tall, 19.5 inches including the raffia and weighs 5 pounds. There is a piece broken off the back of the mask – please inspect photos. Stand is not included.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

Wood, Pigment, Raffia

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

11.25" mask | 19.5" with raffia

Width

9.5”

Depth

4"

Weight

5 pounds

Overall Condition

Piece broken off the back – 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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