Lukwakongo mask, Lega, R.d.c. 02

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 69620, Ternand, France

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    Old mask presenting an oval-shaped face separated in two by a strongly marked nasal bridge. The mouth is open and the coffee bean eyes are raised. On the sides we can see two circular ears also in relief. This stylized face has been entirely enhanced with white pigment. It is still equipped with a beard of plant fibers.
    These small masks called “Lukwakongo” are in reality grade masks which were used during initiatory rites.
    Wood with patina of use, slight losses on the back, pigment, plant fibers.
    H: 14 cm, with base: 32 cm
    Lega people, Democratic Republic of Congo.
    Around 1940 / 1950
    Provenance: - Ex-Belgian collection
    - Collected in situ by Father Baudouin Waterkeyn (1931-2014). He founded the Kakutya mission in Kalima (Maniema province).

    sold with its base

    Ref: Y9VBU88Z84

    Condition Good
    Ethnic group Lega - Balega
    Style Tribal Art (African Masks of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African Masks 20th century)
    Country of origin Congo
    Height (cm) 14 cm
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 69620, Ternand, France
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