Second half 20th century - Good condition - Collection Gaëtan Schoonbroodt
Lega Mask from Zaire or Congo.
Provenance: Gaëtan Schoonbroodt, Verviers.
Wood with multi-layered patina. Remains of offerings, mica powder, kaolin. Light fromager wood. Probably second half 20th Century
26 cm NO stand included.
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).
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