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Bwami Kayanda Mask - Wood - Lega - DR Congo

Lot reference 30702695
Bwami Kayanda Mask - Wood - Lega - DR Congo

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mid 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Object: Bwami Kayanda Mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Lega
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 25×14×5 cm
Weight: 140 g

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.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

Asian African Art is a gallery specialized in authentic ethnographic art from varied tribes in Africa and Asia, based in the Netherlands.
Besides the ethnographic art, we have a specialism in golden collectible coins.

For more info and other interesting items visit our website: Asian African Art from the Netherlands (Vessem).

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    Dear Luc,

    I am sorry to hear that your package haven`t arrived yet. PostNL have started an investigation to your package, this can take up to 6 weeks. If your package is clearly lost you will get a full refund of your purchase. For now please be patient and wait till PostNL gives us more clearity.

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    www.asianafricanart.com

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    Cher Luc,

    Je suis désolé d'apprendre que votre colis n'est pas encore arrivé. PostNL a lancé une enquête sur votre colis, cela peut prendre jusqu'à 6 semaines. Si votre colis est clairement perdu, vous recevrez un remboursement complet de votre achat. Pour l'instant, soyez patient et attendez que PostNL nous donne plus de clarté.

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United States $49.85
Austria $19.94
Belgium $15.51
Canada $49.85
Denmark $19.94
France $19.94
Germany $15.51
Ireland $25.48
Italy $21.05
Luxembourg $17.72
Norway $31.02
Poland $25.48
Portugal $25.48
Spain $21.05
Sweden $24.37
Switzerland $31.02
The Netherlands $11.08
United Kingdom $19.94
Rest of Europe $31.02
Anywhere else $49.85

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