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

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

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mid 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear

Object: Mask (More lots)
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

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.

NO PRICE LIMIT AUCTION.

David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.

I do not buy directly from Africa, and try to avoid objects made only for decoration. Nearly all the objects I sell are 50 years or older. My objects are coming from private and known collections, small and big auction houses from around the world, from exchanges with other collectors, or from other dealers.

I favor figurative masks and figures, and fine quality of carvings with good age.

All lots from David Norden's collection are sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
All lots may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's African Antiques Art Gallery in Antwerp.

25€ PACK & SHIPPING WORLDWIDE or you can come pick it up for free .
A FREE WRITTEN DESCRIPTION IS INCLUDED IN EACH PACKAGE, and from time to time you will find a surprise gift inside your package.
Please note: seller guarantees the authenticity as described.

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    David Norden toujours positif, correct ! A big African Art dealer.
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    solSOL April 29, 2019

  • Beautiful sculpture, pleased with the objects, couldn't ask for more... Buy here with confidence from great tribal art dealer 5 star service!!

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    Bellissima maschera!!! Transazione perfetta...Grazie!
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    Mooi beeld, altijd zeer vriendelijke en deskundige uitleg van David Norden.
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