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Idimu mythic ancestor mask -LEGA - D.R. Congo

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Idimu mythic ancestor mask -LEGA - D.R. Congo

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good condition-First half XXth

Idimu mythic ancestor mask -LEGA -- D.R.C. Congo
good condition-First half XXth

Height= 24 cm Sold with a custom stand.
Provenance: Dr. Peter Westerdijk, Utrecht.

Wood-white Pembe.
A mask which is not worn but manipulated and used as a mnemonic device linked with proverbs recited during the initiation rites . Several of those masks where put on a stick . This mask symbolizes a Hippo animal. The Lega people live nearby the northern end of Lake Tanganyika on the banks of the Lualaba River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are also known as the Warega. The social and political life of the Lega is regulated by the Bwami society, to which both men and women belong. There are seven levels for men, four levels for women. Most masks where used for initiation to one of the first two levels of the Bwami society.

The white sections were repainted with Pembe each time they were used.

May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, by appointment.

Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden, a dealer with 25 years experience.
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