SUPERB Lega Lukwakongo Mask
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SUPERB Lega Lukwakongo Mask

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Part Number:5522
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CATALOGUE ID #:
5522
ETHNICITY:
Lega People
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
MEDIUM:
Wood, Pigment.
DIMENSIONS:
14" Tall (35.6 cm)
PROVENANCE:
Jean Pierre Hallet Collection of African Art (Jean Pierre Hallet was the only white man to be inducted into the Lega Bwami Association.)
CONDITION:
Good
NOTE:
Stand Not Included  


CATALOGUE NOTE:
Lega masks are related to the activities of the bwami association, an association open to men and women. The bwami association plays a key role in the social and religious life of the Lega, conveying ethical principals and establishing social norms. Lega masks were divided into 5 different types, the Lukwakongo mask, the idimu mask, the kayam-ba mask, the muminia mask and the lukungu mask. Lega masks, quite different to the masks of other African tribes were not worn on the face, they were attached to the body, carried in the hand or hung on the fence during bwami ceremonies. This mask is an outstanding old representation of these kind of masks.