Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Mask (More lots)|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Lega|
|Region/ country:||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
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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Catawiki member since December 28, 2014, received 278 reviews in total (91 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (91 reviews)|
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Objet totalement conforme et reçu rapidement. Merci pour David Malik.Thank you very much
Thanks. Very nice.Thank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Bella statuetta un po' lunga la spedizione 25/06 arrivo 15/07Thank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Wonderful piece !Thank you
Very nice item. Prompt shipping, well packed. Recommended.Thank you !
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Well received this fair old piece in a perfect protection packing.
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Zeer snelle levering van een uitstekend verpakte ,prachtige weefkatrolThank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Great piece! Fast delivery! Good contact! A+++++++Thank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.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.
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.AAA+++ EXCELENTE ...Thank you.
Glad that all worked out very well.
Nice and patientThank you
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.
everything worked perfectlyThank you
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