Passport mask Lukwakongo Lega - SOLD OUT

The traditional African mask as part of the Lega Bwami

This type of traditional mask was used as part of the Bwami cult, a semi-secret initiatory society that organized the social structure and ensured the stability of the Lega community.

The Lega are a Bantu forest people of Central Africa, established mainly in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), east of the Lwalaba River (the Congo River), up to altitude in the Mitumba Mountains, in the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Maniema.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
16 x 9 cm
Ethnic group
Lega / Balega / Warega
Material(s)
Wood, kaolin
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Stand
Included
Condition
Excellent

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