Miniature mask "Lukwakongo", Lega, Democratic Republic of Congo

20th century
Tribal Art
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Miniature mask called "Lukwakongo" symbolizing the function and rank of an initiate in the secret society of Bwami.
It presents a face inscribed in a heart-shaped space. The nose is slender and is sculpted in relief. Below, two cavities represent the nostrils. The eyes are represented in coffee beans and the mouth is made of an openwork circle inscribed in a rectangle in relief.
It is still embellished with his raffia beard.
Wood, old patina of brown and natural use.
Lega people, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mid-twentieth century.
height: 14 cm; 31 cm with beard
Small losses at the mouth and at the back of the mask.
Sold with its base


Style Tribal Art
Century 20th century
Height (cm) 14 cm
Materials Wood
Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
Location 69620, Ternand, France

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