Masker - Hout - LEGA - DR Congo

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Masker - Hout - LEGA - DR Congo
Midden 20e eeuw - Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage

Beautiful Lega Mask from Zaire or Congo.
Wood with multi-layered patina. Remains of offerings, mica powder, kaolin.
Condition: good with a beautiful aged patina due to tribal use.

Covered in Pembe, white clay, each time the mask is used, resulting in a beautiful patina.

Lega masks, named Lukwakongo, have a standard design, but there are unique masks with symbolic and ritual meaning, made for special occasions.

The life of the Lega is regulated through the Bwami, to which both men and women belong. There are seven levels for men and four levels for women. Masks were used for initiation to the first two levels of the Bwami society and repainted with Pembe each time they were used or displayed.

Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Kavelgegevens
Object
Masker
Etnische groep / cultuur
LEGA
Regio / land
DR Congo
Materiaal
Hout
Periode
Midden 20e eeuw
Staat
Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage
Verkocht met standaard
Nee
Afmetingen
24×6×7 cm
Gewicht
300 g
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