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A fine Idimu mythic small miniature mask -LEGA - D.R.C. Congo

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A fine Idimu mythic small miniature mask -LEGA - D.R.C. Congo

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First half XXth - Perfet condition. Provenance Gaetan Schoonbroodt

Idimu mythic ancestor mask -LEGA--D.R.C. Congo

Height= 14 cm Sold with a custom stand.
good condition-First half XXth
Provenance: Gaëtan Schoonbroodt, Verviers.

Wood-dark underlying pigments-white Pembe.
A mask which is not worn but manipulated and used as a mnemonic device linked with proverbs recited during the initiation rites . Several of those masks where on a stick . This mask symbolizes a Hippo animal. The Lega people live nearby the northern end of Lake Tanganyika on the banks of the Lualaba River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo also named the Warega. The social and political life of the Lega is regulated by the Bwami society, to which both men and women belong. There are seven levels for men, four levels for women. Most masks where used for initiation to one of the first two levels of the Bwami society.

The white sections were repainted with Pembe each time they were used.

Please note: May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, by appointment.
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    Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.

    fernando4878 August 31, 2017

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    Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......

    lovviere August 24, 2017

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    Cette statuette de notableKuba est une belle pièce, incontestable, mais rien ne justifie un tel prix.

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    D.Norden est un excellent vendeur.LA qualité est là/ Le couple Dogon est d'une élégance simple/Le Songye et les3 Teke Mbuti rivalisent par leur authenticité

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    Perfecte service en documentatie.

    urolmaas July 19, 2017

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