Mask - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - lega - Congo DRC

Description
Mask - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - lega - Congo DRC
mid 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear

A planar oval wooden mask with a delicate ridged nose, cowries shaped eyes and half moon mouth.

Lega masks, known as lukwakongo, constitute some of the most important insignia of the second-highest grade of Bwami.
Lukwakongo masks are never worn on the face, but are instead tied to the arm or displayed on a fence at Bwami meetings.

Provenance: Donald Taitt, an abstract painter from Paris born in 1930 who collected African Art.

H= 20cm sold with a custom made stand.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Provenance Donald Taitt
Ethnic group/ culture
lega
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
20×14×4 cm
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