Lukwakongo passeport mask - Lega - Congo
  • Lukwakongo passeport mask - Lega - Congo
  • Lukwakongo passeport mask - Lega - Congo
  • Lukwakongo passeport mask - Lega - Congo
  • Lukwakongo passeport mask - Lega - Congo
  • Lukwakongo passeport mask - Lega - Congo
  • Lukwakongo passeport mask - Lega - Congo

Lukwakongo passeport mask Lega - SOLD OUT

Miniature wooden masks constitute some of the most important insignia of the second-highest grade of Bwami. Generally these miniature masks, known as lukwakongo, have a heart-shaped face framed by a line formed by the nose, the eyebrows, and the planes of the cheeks. The face is whitened with clay, while the forehead and edges characteristically have a glossy brown patina. The holes running around the lower edge of this mask would originally have held a beard made of liana fibers. Lukwakongo are never worn on the face, but are instead tied to the arm or displayed on a fence at Bwami meetings.SpecsOriginEx private collection FrenchSize15 x 8 cmDatingCirca 1945Material(s)Wood

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Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
Expert's estimate
Material(s)
Wood
Origin
Tribal art collection France

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