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.
- Indigenous object name
- Provenance Donald Taitt
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- Mid 20th century
- Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 20×14×4 cm