mid 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Bwami Kayanda Mask|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Lega|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
In most case, only accomplished teachers in the Bwami Society own Kayamba masks which are easily identified by the horns on top of the mask. Lega masks are used as initiation objects in the Bwami Society. Masks into five types according to material, size, and form: Lukwakongo, Kayamba, Idimu, Muminia, and Lukungu (Biebuyck, 1973: 164). They serve as an important mark of rank, identifying the owners as members of specific Bwami levels (Biebuyck, 1986: 125-26). Unlike many masks in other African cultures, the masks of the Lega are not usually worn over the face, they are attached to the body, held in the hand or simply hung on fences during the initiation ceremonies of the Bwami society.
Lega Kayamba Mask from DR Congo.
Wood with multi-layered patina. Remains of offerings, mica powder, kaolin.
Condition: reasonable condition with traces of wear and tear. The wood contains erosion, visible on the backside.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
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