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Mask - Wood - Lega - Democratic Republic of Congo

Lot reference 28607697
Mask - Wood - Lega - Democratic Republic of Congo

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Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: Mask (More lots)
Ethnic group/ culture: Lega
Region/ country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Material: Wood
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 32×19.5×8.5 cm

In the forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo art is created primarily for semisecret associations of men and women, such as the Bwami society of the Lega peoples. The teachings of Bwami permeate all aspects of life, guiding the moral development of the individual and governing relations with others. Bwami doctrine is represented by wood and ivory masks, heads, and small figures, all of which play a vital role during initiation into the society's highest grades. Although simple in form, these carved objects embody complex and multiple meanings, elaborated through proverbs, skits, and dances. The masks refer to ancestors and are passed from one generation of initiates to the next as symbols of continuity. For the Lega, physical beauty and moral excellence are inseparable. The dotted-circle motifs on many Lega works represent body markings, which enhance both the carvings and the characters they depict. The smooth polished surfaces of these sculptures allude to the refined and perfected nature of the Bwami initiate.

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    Objet totalement conforme et reçu rapidement. Merci pour David Malik.
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    collet37 August 21, 2019

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    Thank you very much
  • Thanks. Very nice.

    KaptanKrunch July 17, 2019

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    Bella statuetta un po' lunga la spedizione 25/06 arrivo 15/07
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    grigio1 July 16, 2019

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    Wonderful piece !
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    Scherli July 15, 2019

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  • Very nice item. Prompt shipping, well packed. Recommended.

    user-471d5a9 July 11, 2019

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    user-9d85b80 July 8, 2019

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    THANK YOU
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    Le masque Dan-Kran se distingue par sa grande originalité due à de multiples détails pittoresques. Un excellent achat. Merci
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    Dankaertseeke July 4, 2019

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    Well received this fair old piece in a perfect protection packing.
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    Lezambi July 2, 2019

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    Livraison très rapide. Bonne communication
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    46ter July 1, 2019

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    Leider beim Transport zerstört. Abwicklung lief unproblematisch, Geld zurück erhalten
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    tatiefraise007 June 28, 2019

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    Zeer snelle levering van een uitstekend verpakte ,prachtige weefkatrol
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    steenhouwer June 27, 2019

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    Great piece! Fast delivery! Good contact! A+++++++
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    somniosus June 26, 2019

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    L`organisation de la vente était parfaite. La statue correspond aux photos, mais elle est très mal soclée, contrairement à l`annonce de la vente.
    Tant pis!!!!
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    user-2e91d8e June 17, 2019

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    Eine sehr schöne Statue, wie beschrieben .Gut verpackt
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    user-6ab0a03 May 25, 2019

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    ricevuto in ordine e ben imballato. Grazie. Gogo42
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    Gogo42 May 24, 2019

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    Good, thank you!
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    user-463bf7d May 24, 2019

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    sympatique petit masque Baoulé
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    AAA+++ EXCELENTE ...
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    solSOL May 8, 2019

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    Thank you.
    Glad that all worked out very well.
  • Nice and patient

    user-9f38de1 May 8, 2019

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  • Our Lwena mask arrived on time and carefully packed. We were pleased with our purchase but surprised at the size of the mask, too small to be worn with no explanation of how used and no provenance.

    user-ccfc50d May 3, 2019

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    très bonne transaction : merci.
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    user-ea3233a April 20, 2019

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    Tutto molto bene. Perfetto
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    renatowiki April 14, 2019

  • everything worked perfectly

    user-c3e93c8 April 13, 2019

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