Lega Style Mask 17.5″ On Stand – DR Congo – African Art

$250.00

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This mask was carved in the style of the Lega people of DRC. The mask comes with a custom stand for easy display. It measures 12 inches tall, 17.5 inches including stand, stand and weighs 0.5 pounds. There is some damage to the back rim of the mask and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Face Mask and stand

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

Wood & pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

12" mask | 17.5" including stand

Width

7"

Depth

4"

Weight

0.5 lbs mask | 2 lbs including stand

Overall Condition

Some damage to rim of mask, cracking and wear and tear.

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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