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Idimu LEGA Bwami Congo cubist Mask African

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Large LEGA Bwami idimu
Beautiful mask, a special shape with its well pronounced geometry.
Crusty patina.
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.

ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre).
MATÉRIAL: Wood, vegetal fibers, cord
DIMENSIONS: Total height with base: about 19 1/2 inches
Height of the mask (wood): about 10 inches
Please have a look on the pictures.
The base is included
Bibliographie / Bibliography:
- Lega. Ethique et Beauté au coeur de l'Afrique. Daniel P. Biebuyck. 2002. KBC.
- Joyaux Lega de la collection Benoît Rousseau. Viviane Baeke, MRAC et Benoît 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 central.
- La sculpture des Lega. Daniel P. Biebuyck. 1994. Galerie Hélène et Philippe Leloup- Paris-New-York.
- The arts of Zaïre, Vol II Eastern Zaïre. Daniel P. Biebuyck. 1986 University of California press.
- L'art des Lega d'Afrique centrale, Elizabeth L. Cameron. 2013. Musée 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 rêveur égaré au Congoland. Emile-Alexandre Georges. 2005. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale.
- L'Art Lega - Grandeur et Humilité. Dans la collection Vallier
(2016, Valentine Plisnier et Michel Boulanger)
- 100 peoples of Zaïre and their sculpture. The handbook for collectors, scholars and students, Marc Leo Felix, Bruxelles: Zaïre Basin Art History Research Foundation, 1987

Reserve: $750.00

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    Idimu LEGA Bwami Congo cubist Mask African

    Estimate $900 - $1,100Oct 15, 2019
    Starting Price $500
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