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Mask (1) - Wood and Kaolin - Lukwakongo - Lega - DRC Congo

Lot reference 29541247
Mask (1) - Wood and Kaolin - Lukwakongo - Lega - DRC Congo

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First half of the 20th century - Reasonable condition, used, with visible traces of wear

Total nr of items: 1
Object: Mask (More lots)
Indigenous object name: lukwakongo
Ethnic group/ culture: Lega
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: wood and kaoilin
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 21×4×11.5 cm

Little Lukwakongo Mask, characterised by the great delicacy of the sculpture and the firmness of the features. The heart-shaped face, strongly curved and whitened with kaolin, is structured by a long middle line, formed by the long and thin nose, projected in high-relief and framed by the eyes with protruding slit eyelids.
Among one of the most important emblems of initiates of the lutumbo lwa yananio rank, this little mask would take part in collective manifestations, it was placed on the forehead or on the chin of the initiate, or attached to a fence. It would symbolise continuity within the Bwami and related groups, a continuity which links the living with the dead” (Biebuyck, Lega Ethique et beauté au cœur de l'Afrique, 2002, p. 71-72).

Stand included in the sale. Height including the stand: 47 cm.

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Catawiki member since June 5, 2018, received 14 reviews in total (9 in last 12 months)

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    Très bel objet, assurément authentique, galeriste auquel on peut faire totalement confiance, à recommander.
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    oliviergroscaux October 3, 2019

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    Un grand merci Olivier !
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    Beau et intéressant masque Ogoni
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    lovviere August 13, 2019

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    Sehr, sehr schönes Objekt, wie beschrieben. Sehr gut verpackt. Vielen Dank
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    user-6ab0a03 July 26, 2019

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    Gege35 June 24, 2019

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    tatiefraise007 June 12, 2019

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