Mid 20th century, Lega people, Zaire
High only mask 27 cm.
Finely Executed Lega Mask, face mask used during initiation ceremonies, typically heart-shaped face with globular coffee – bean eyes, a liner nose and a diminutive mouth usually located in a pointed chin. White pigments are applied to the mask.
Lega art is exclusively focused on and associated with the Bwani society. Each object has a precise role and function within their ceremonies and rituals and is used only by the initiated. These artifacts are numerous and are created from a variety of materials, particularly wood, ivory, bone and elephant hide.
- Inheemse naam van het object
- Finely Executed Lega Mask
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- Democratische Republike Congo
- Midden 20e eeuw
- Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage
- Verkocht met standaard
- 27×0×0 cm