Lega Mask #MW27, D.R. Congo SOLD
Lega Mask #MW27, D.R. Congo SOLD
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Lega Mask #MW27, D.R. Congo SOLD

Stand included 18" high on stand, Stand base size: 8" wide by 6" deep Dimensions of Mask: 15" high by 6" wide by 2.25" deep (off stand) THE OVAL-SHAPED MASK WITH CONCAVE FACE HAS SLIT EYES, AND A LARGE FIBER BEARD (LUZELU). MALE INITIATES OF THE SECOND HIGHEST GRADE ( LUTUMBO LWA YANAMIO) OF THE BWAMI ASSOCIATION OWN SUCH MASKS, AND ARE CALLED "LUKWAKONGO". THEY USE THEM IN NUMEROUS WAYS, (HELD IN THE HAND, UNDER THE CHIN, AND SO ON, BUT NOT IN FRONT OF THE FACE) IN SEVERAL INITIATION RITES. THE MASK IS NOT NAMED FOR A PARTICULAR ANCESTOR, BUT SUGGESTS DEATH & THE LINKAGES BETWEEN THE LIVING & DEAD. #MW27
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