Miniature mask - Kayamba - Lega People, D.R. Congo M33
Miniature mask - Kayamba - Lega People, D.R. Congo M33
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Miniature mask - Kayamba - Lega People, D.R. Congo M33

$1,800.00
Made from Alstonia Congensis wood and kaolin powder.
The social and spiritual lives of the Lega people, are governed by a central initiation society known as Bwami; Bwami is responsible for teaching morality through community performances, dances and objects. Masks play an integral role in Bwami initiations. Kayamba, a horned mask, belongs to the Bwami society of the Lega people. An accomplished teacher of Bwami lore would use this mask in yananio initiations. The mask represents a cunning & clever person. In some cases, masks are not worn on the body at all. Sometimes they are fastened to a fence or pole or placed on the ground.

Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.

Height: 9" x Width: 4" x Depth: " - Height on its 4" square base is 10 ".

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