LEGA Wood idimu Mask Bwami Cult Congo Zaire DRC African Tribal Art 1264

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Seller: galerie-de-la-louve-arts-premiers ✉️ (2,837) 100%, Location: La Louvière, BE, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 265389652500 LEGA Wood idimu Mask Bwami Cult Congo Zaire DRC African Tribal Art 1264. CONGO DRC POWERFUL LEGA BWAMI IDIMU MASK (One of a pair: see picture n°12) This mask is part of a pair, most likely from the hand of the same artist A special price can be negotiated for both, it would indeed be a shame to separate them this listing concerns the left mask, search for the idimu 1264 mask to view the listing of the other mask The heart-shaped face is covered with kaolin which is characteristic of Lega, on the other hand, the shape of this beautiful mask is almost spherical, which is not common. Idimu masks are significantly larger than Lukwakongo masks, but stylistically very close Those are collective masks used during ceremonies for high-ranking people of the Bwami, an association that organized the social structure and ensured the stability of the Lega community. The Lega are a Bantu forest people of Central Africa, established in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the provinces of South Kivu and Maniema. Characteristics: TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask. ETHNICAL GROUP: Lega . ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo. DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre). MATERIAL: Wood DIMENSIONS: About 7 Inches high CONDITION: Medium Please have a look on the pictures. The base is NOT included ----------------------------------- ----------------- BIBLIOGRAPHIE / BIBLIOGRAPHY : - LEGA. ETHIQUE ET BEAUTE AU COEUR DE L'AFRIQUE. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 2002. KBC. - JOYAUX LEGA DE LA COLLECTION BENOIT ROUSSEAU. VIVIANE BAEKE, MRAC ET BENOIT ROUSSEAU. 2013. BRUNEAF. - A LA RECHERCHE DU SENS DU BWAMI, AU FIL D'UNE COLLECTION PAS COMME LES AUTRES. VIVIANE BAEKE. SANS DATE. MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE - LA SCULPTURE DES LEGA. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 1994. GALERIE HELENE ET PHILIPPE LELOUP- PARIS-NEW-YORK. - THE ARTS OF ZAIRE, VOL II EASTERN ZAIRE. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 1986 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS. - L'ART DES LEGA D'AFRIQUE CENTRALE, ELIZABETH L. CAMERON. 2013. MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY. - LEGA CULTURE. ART, INITIATION AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY AMONG A CENTRAL AFRICAN PEOPLE. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 1973. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS. - LES LEGA ET LEUR ART. SUR LES TRACES D’UN REVEUR EGARE AU CONGOLAND. EMILE-ALEXANDRE GEORGES. 2005. MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE. - L'ART LEGA - GRANDEUR ET HUMILITE. DANS LA COLLECTION VALLIER (2016, VALENTINE PLISNIER ET MICHEL BOULANGER) ***** Condition: Medium (see pictures), Tribe: Lega, Original/Reproduction: Original

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