Lega Bwami Mask, Democratic Republic of Congo #9

$ 1,285.00 $ 642.50

  • Lega Bwami Mask, Democratic Republic of Congo #9
  • Bwami Masks and Figures are symbols of the owner's rank within the Bwami Society.
  • The objects represent Moral or Social Values, and are used during Initiation Rites. The Bwami works of art are often associated with proverbs, and these proverbs in conjunction with dance, poetry and song give wisdom to Members of the Society. Beauty, Knowledge and Power are intertwined with Bwami Society objects.
  • Some Bwami objects can only be seen, handled or owned by the Highest Grades of the Society. The objects are typically small and simple in form, and have a striking patina that derives from being handled, or worn on the body.
  • Measurements: 30×15cm; 12" x 6" approx.
  • Condition: Excellent