Masker - Hout, Raffia - Bwami - LEGA - Democratische Republiek van Congo

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Masker - Hout, Raffia - Bwami - LEGA - Democratische Republiek van Congo
Uitstekend

In the forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo art is created primarily for semisecret associations of men and women, such as the Bwami society of the Lega peoples. The teachings of Bwami permeate all aspects of life, guiding the moral development of the individual and governing relations with others. Bwami doctrine is represented by wood and ivory masks, heads, and small figures, all of which play a vital role during initiation into the society's highest grades. Although simple in form, these carved objects embody complex and multiple meanings, elaborated through proverbs, skits, and dances. The masks refer to ancestors and are passed from one generation of initiates to the next as symbols of continuity. For the Lega, physical beauty and moral excellence are inseparable. The smooth polished surfaces of these sculptures allude to the refined and perfected nature of the Bwami initiate.

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Kavelgegevens
Object
Masker
Inheemse naam van het object
Bwami
Etnische groep / cultuur
LEGA
Regio / land
Democratische Republiek van Congo
Materiaal
Hout, Raffia
Staat
Uitstekend
Verkocht met standaard
Ja
Afmetingen
29×16×3 cm
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