Triple faces mask - Wood - Lega / Lengola - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Triple faces mask – Wood – Lega / Lengola – DR Congo


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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
Dimensions:36×23×7 cm
Weight:460 g

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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.