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  • Title: Large LEGA Idimu Bwami face Mask Provenance Congo DRC African Tribal Art
  • Description: CONGO DRC
    LEGA BWAMI MASK
    Fascinating presence and serenity
    This type of mask was used in the
    cult of the Bwami, a "semi-secret" association
    that organized the social structure and ensured the
    stability of the Lega community.
    GOOD PROVENANCE:
    Patric CLAES
    Patric Claes is a Belgian dealer of African Art in Brussels
    He's a specialist for the Congo traditional Arts
    Exhibition in Cultures Bruneaf Brussels in 2019
    He made also an exhibition of MBANGU PENDE (sickness Pende masks) in 2017.
    CHARACTERISTICS :
    TYPE OF OBJECT : Mask.
    ETHNICAL GROUP : Lega .
    ORIGINE : Democratic Republic of Congo.
    DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
    MATERIAL : Wood. Kaolin
    DIMENSIONS : About 10 3/4 Inches high
    CONDITION : Correct
    Please have a look on the pictures.
    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)
    CONGO RDC
    SUPERBE MASQUE LEGA
    FASCINANT DE PRESENCE ET DE SERENITE, CE TYPE DE MASQUE ETAIT UTILISE DANS LE CADRE DU
    CULTE DU BWAMI, UNE ASSOCIATION "SEMI-SECRETE" QUI ORGANISAIT LA STRUCTURE SOCIALE ET ASSURAIT LA
    LA STABILITE DE LA COMMUNAUTE LEGA.

    CARACTERISTIQUES :
    TYPE D'OBJET : Masque.
    GROUPE ETHNIQUE : LEGA - Warega
    PAYS D'ORIGINE : REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO
    (ex Congo Belge, ex Zaire).
    MATERIAU : Bois. Kaolin
    DIMENSIONS : Hauteur 27,5 cm.
    ETAT : Correct
    Voir photos
    BONNE PROVENANCE :
    Patric CLAES
    PATRIC CLAES EST UN MARCHAND BELGE D'ART AFRICAIN, SITUE A BRUXELLES
    C'EST UN GRAND SPECIALISTE DES ARTS TRADITIONNELS DU CONGO.
    PARTICIPANT AU DERNIER CULTURES BRUNEAF EN 2019 AU SABLON, BRUXELLES,
    IL A EGALEMENT ORGANISE UNE EXPOSITION DE MASQUES MBANGU PENDE
    (MASQUES DE MALADIE) EN 2017.

    Reserve: $600.00

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    Large LEGA Idimu Bwami face Mask Provenance Congo DRC

    Estimate $700 - $800Jan 28, 2020
    Starting Price $420
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