Mask - Wood - Lukwakongo - Lega - Congo DRC

Mask - Wood - Lukwakongo - Lega - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Lega mask- DRC Congo-
PROVENANCE: Carlo Bold Collection. He got it himself from his father's collection.
H= 30 cm, A custom made metal stand is provided

Age: 1930's-40's

A quite abstract black Lega mask with his black color more seldom than white ones. Vertical line on top.

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 (Warega) 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 .
To reach the highest level you should be married.

The mask is guaranteed genuine by David Norden, and not made for decoration. A written description will be included in your package. If you want come see it or pick it up in Antwerp, FREE documentation, packing and delivery worldwide. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them. What you see is what you get.

Lot details
Indigenous object name
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Congo DRC
1st half 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
30×15×6 cm
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