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Rare four eyes LEGA Idimu Bwami wood Mask Congo Drc

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Lot 0025 Details

Description
LARGE LEGA BWAMI IDIMU
MASK
Rare mask with two rows of eyes.
We can see a lukungu mask that has the same characteristic in "L'Art Lega - Grandeur et Humilité." page 27
This type of mask was used as part of the cult 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 10 1/2 Inches high
CONDITION : Medium - Bad
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. MUSÉE 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)
- 100 PEOPLES OF ZAIRE AND THEIR SCULPTURE. THE HANDBOOK FOR COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS, MARC LEO FELIX, BRUXELLES : ZAIRE BASIN ART HISTORY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 1987

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    Rare four eyes LEGA Idimu Bwami wood Mask Congo Drc

    Estimate $500 - $600Mar 31, 2020
    Starting Price $280
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