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Triple faces mask – Wood – Lega / Lengola – DR Congo


Object Triple faces mask
Ethnic group: Lega / Lengola
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 25x14x5 cm
Weight: 230 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 11.27 Category: Tags: , , ,

Beautiful triple faces mask of the Lengola tribe of DR Congo.
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 with blue and white pigments (kaoliƫn).
Good condition with nice aged patina.



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