|Object:||Triple faces mask|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Lega / Lengola|
|Region/ country:||DR Congo|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Masks like these were used in instruction and initiation ceremonies into the five progressive levels of Bwami, the association that Lega men rise through with lifelong learning and deeds.
Material: wood and white pigments (kaoliën).
Good condition with nice aged patina.
Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.