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Mask - Wood - Lukwakongo - Lega - Congo DRC

Lot reference 24194467

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Location: Belgium
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1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: Mask (More lots)
Indigenous object name: Lukwakongo
Ethnic group/ culture: Lega
Region/ country: Congo DRC
Material: Wood
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 30×15×6 cm

Lega mask- DRC Congo-
PROVENANCE: Carlo Bold Collection. He got it himself from his father's collection.
H= 30 cm, A custom made metal stand is provided

Age: 1930's-40's

A quite abstract black Lega mask with his black color more seldom than white ones. Vertical line on top.

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 .
To reach the highest level you should be married.

The mask is guaranteed genuine by David Norden, and not made for decoration. A written description will be included in your package. If you want come see it or pick it up in Antwerp, FREE documentation, packing and delivery worldwide. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them. What you see is what you get.

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Catawiki member since July 1, 2014, received 146 reviews in total (52 in last 12 months)

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    Très bien merci
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    tatiefraise007 April 30, 2019

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    David Norden toujours positif, correct ! A big African Art dealer.
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    solSOL April 29, 2019

  • Beautiful sculpture, pleased with the objects, couldn't ask for more... Buy here with confidence from great tribal art dealer 5 star service!!

    user-8adfd35 April 26, 2019

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    Bellissima maschera!!! Transazione perfetta...Grazie!
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    danmask April 24, 2019

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    SUPER
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    VIOTJEANLOUIS April 23, 2019

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    Goed verpakt en snelle verzending 😀
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    tribe April 21, 2019

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    Mooi beeld, altijd zeer vriendelijke en deskundige uitleg van David Norden.
    Hartelijk dank
    Jos Belde
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    Josbelde March 13, 2019

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    Very nice figures
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    Oliver84 February 28, 2019

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    Ein sehr schönes Stück, das zügig geliefert wurde.
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    MPOKL February 23, 2019

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    Muy bien y muy rápido el envío. Ha sido un placer comprar este lote.
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    JanoCuys February 22, 2019

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    zeer goede verpakking, snelle bezorging. het object was mooier dan verwacht. zeer tevreden met de aankoop. alles uitstekende kwaliteit.
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    rosekrans February 13, 2019

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    très bien. beau masque.
    Merci
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    TFarge26 January 11, 2019

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    Perfect verpakt,snelle levering ,goede verkoper.
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    regulus007 October 24, 2018

  • Never a problem with David after years of purchasing. Quality
    and condition always as described.

    rickandnan October 12, 2018

  • I received the Tchokwe pipe I ordered from David Norden of Antwerpen in excellent condition and less than two weeks after purchasing it at auction on Catawiki.

    user-ccfc50d October 12, 2018

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    Tout est OK. Merci
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    Duffaub October 8, 2018

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    Très belle boite à Tukula Kuba avec belle patine
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    lovviere October 7, 2018

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    A great mask - thank you.
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    hobisch October 5, 2018

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    laptop26 October 2, 2018

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    Hartelijk dank voor de mooie kuba cup,alles zeer gunstig verlopen.
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    Josbelde September 22, 2018

  • Superb pieces from a preeminently reputable and reliable dealer

    lawrenceowens August 24, 2018

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    A really beautiful specimen that will find a nice place in my collection. Very friendly and professional contact with the seller.
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    michaelvonforstner August 20, 2018

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    Superbe objet authentique,vendeur très aimable et compétent.
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    trexpaul August 15, 2018

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    Excellent object perfect packing
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    lucgerrits August 14, 2018

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    excellent emballage
    certificat à l'interieur du paquet
    un sans faute , c'est rare !!

    mille mercis
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    stephaneolivier August 14, 2018

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