Lega Idimu Bwami Mask, Congo #61

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  • Lega Idimu Bwami Mask, Congo #61
  • This type of mask was used in the cult of the Bwami, a level society whose rites were reserved for the initiates. This association organized the social structure and ensured the stability of the Lega community.
  • The Lega are a Bantu forest people of Central Africa, established mainly in the east of the Congo Drc, east of the Lwalaba River (the Congo River), up to the altitude in the Mitumba Mountains, in the provinces of South Kivu and Maniema.
  • Origins : Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Material : Wood
  • Measurements: About 9 1/4 Inches high (23.5 cm)
  • Condition : Very good.
  • Base is included
  • Circa 1920-40's