This mask was carved in the style of the Lega people of DRC. The mask features an interesting circular shape with almond eyes and a teeth baring expression. The mask measures 7.75 inches and weighs 1 pound. There is scratches and a piece missing from the back of the mask – please inspect photos. Stand is not included.
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Wood and pigment
scratches, chunk broken off (missing) rear of mask
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.