it dates to around 1930 - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Lega|
|Region/ country:||the Kivu Province - D.R.C.|
|Material:||lightwood of the Alstonia family|
|Period:||it dates to around 1930|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
Important Idumu Mask – Lega – D.R.C.
In good state. it dates to around 1930.On stand.
Provenance: Ex – collection of Nic de Kun, Brussels. Acquired from him by H. Westerdijk around 1970.Collected by him in situ around 1955.
This impressive and highly interesting mask bears all the traits of the far more common Lukwakongo version of this type, but is in fact an elongated form of it. Striking here is the rather prominent nose that dominates the face. This old piece has lost most of its original white kaolin coating with its characteristic, sparkling mica /quarts particles. The rest of the heart-shaped face is highly conform the norm with eyes slightly off-balance and a tiny mouth showing teeth in a upper and lower row. The rim has old holes for the attachment of a beard that is now missing. Idimu masks are collectively owned by a chapter of the Bwami society and guarded by a graded member in a basket together with other educational objects. They are far more rare than the privately owned Lukwakongo pieces that every Bwami member held. Fine, well-patinated interior, a true sign of long use.
Literature; Daniel P. Biebuyck: Lega, Brussels, Paris, Ghent ,2002, pp.98 ff.
Dimensions: 33 x 16 x 12 cm.
People /Region: The Lega live in the southern section of the easternmost part of the D.R.C., the Kivu Province.
Material: lightwood of the Alstonia family.
For the original text from seller, set language on this site to: English
Sold with handwritten declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized, for over 50 years now, in the study of the material cultures in African nations that live south of the Sahara.
Due to bad experiences with carriers, we opted for one reliable carrier. The shipping costs are therefore slightly higher. Sent by registered and insured mail.
Catawiki member since November 19, 2014, received 242 reviews in total (42 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (42 reviews)|
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Efficient, fast delivery. Am not in France and will give more feedback when I see the object
Great piece ! Perfect packaging.
Perfect transaction. Nice item, prompt shipping, good communication. Many Thanks!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Mooiste item wat ik tot nu toe heb gewonnen bij Catawiki via deze erg professionele mensen bij de "bron". Waardevol provenance stuk erbij, iets om de rest van je leven van te genieten. Uitmuntend!!!!!
Very nice mask, which was sent rapidly and well packed. Would buy again from this seler.
Very courteous and willing to please. His objects are of great quality
Very happy with my purchase
we are quite satisfied with the handling, correct information of this sale and very much appreciate the letter/certificate with the details of the object we bought.
Reibungslose Abwicklung. Zusagen eingehalten. Pünktlicher Versand. Ordentliche Verpackung. Voll zufrieden.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Vente très positive ! Colis livré le surlendemain de l'enchère ! Deux jours. Extrêmement rapide, avec une frontière à traverser.
Et très bonne communication avec le vendeur, Bastien.
Item arrived in time and as described in perfect condition.
Thanks a lot.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Très beau chi wara, belle patine ancienne. On déplore un recollage non mentionné à la base.
Indigène, avec traces de colle ?
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Cet objet de valeur,à 800 € de réserve,est arrivé cassé (j'ai envoyé les photos), car il n'a pas eu les conditions de transport appropriées.Ce vendeur répond gentiment mais ne me dédommage en rien.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.It's tragic that the object has damaged. There is consultation with Catawiki, the rules of Catawiki are applicable in this case. In the context of the privacy of buyer no further comments
Great communication and delivery, very fast and efficient.
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