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Superb LEGA Wood idimu Mask Bwami Cult Congo Zaire DRC African Tribal Art 1519

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Superb LEGA Wood idimu Mask Bwami Cult Congo Zaire DRC African Tribal Art 1519
Item Details
Description
CONGO DRC
SUPERB LEGA BWAMI IDIMU MASK
The face is entirely covered with kaolin
Around the eyes, the ears and the nose, we can see the wood
Scarifications (small holes) in circles around the eyes
A lukwakong mask with a similar architecture can be seen in Biebuyck, Ethics and Beauty, p80
Idimu masks are significantly larger than Lukwakongo masks, but stylistically very close
These 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.
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, cord
DIMENSIONS: About 9 1/2 Inches high
( 24 cm )
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. 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)
*****

Reserve: $1,350.00

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    Superb LEGA Wood idimu Mask Bwami Cult Congo Zaire DRC African Tribal Art 1519

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    0021: Superb LEGA Wood idimu Mask Bwami Cult Congo Zaire DRC African Tribal Art 1519

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    Lot 0021 Details

    Description
    ...
    CONGO DRC
    SUPERB LEGA BWAMI IDIMU MASK
    The face is entirely covered with kaolin
    Around the eyes, the ears and the nose, we can see the wood
    Scarifications (small holes) in circles around the eyes
    A lukwakong mask with a similar architecture can be seen in Biebuyck, Ethics and Beauty, p80
    Idimu masks are significantly larger than Lukwakongo masks, but stylistically very close
    These 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.
    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, cord
    DIMENSIONS: About 9 1/2 Inches high
    ( 24 cm )
    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. 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)
    *****

    Reserve: $1,350.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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    Used

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