Bwami initiation mask, LEGA tribe from the D.R. Congo, approx. 1970
Bwami initiation mask of the Lega tribe from the D.R. Congo, with a strong character. This big mask, with a talking facial expression, kaolin remainders, block-shaped patterns, a beard of natural fibres and on top an edge of little chicken feathers. Wear is visible, yet this mask is under good conditions.
Length without beard: 37 cm (approx. 70 cm including beard)
Weight: 776 grams
Origin: D.R. Congo
Date: approx. 1970
Provenance: From a Flemish private collection in Harelbeeke