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LEGA mask - Zaire, D.R. Congo

Lot reference 1101730
LEGA mask - Zaire, D.R. Congo

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First half 20th century - Good condition - Collection Michel Gaud

Large Lega Mask from Zaire or Congo.

Provenance: Collection Michel Gaud.

Wood with multi-layered patina. Remains of offerings, mica powder, kaolin. From the early 20th Century

28 cm - 37cm on stand (The stand is not in very good condition, and it would be advisable to have a new one made).

Covered in Pembe, white clay, each time the mask is used, resulting in a beautiful, thick patina.

Lega masks, named Lukwakongo, have a standard design, but there are unique masks with symbolic and ritual meaning, made for special occasions.

The life of the Lega (Warega) is regulated through the Bwami, to which both men and women belong. There are seven levels for men and four levels for women. Masks were used for initiation to the first two levels of the Bwami society and repainted with Pembe each time they were used or displayed.

Can be viewed or picked up, if desired, at David Norden's African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.

Sold with a written description of the tribe and the private opinion of David Norden.

Free shipping. Sent by registered and insured mail up to €500 with Track & Trace (higher insurance value on request).

Please note: seller guarantees this item's authenticity.

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    keesbennema June 21, 2018

  • My order arrived rapidly, in a condition as described.
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    lovviere April 18, 2018

  • Objet sympathique, ancien et … dégageant une odeur à vous faire tousser. Merci pour l'envoi rapide et le très bon contact.

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    Metallicapimp April 10, 2018

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