Lega Idimu Bwami Society Mask, Congo #50

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  • Lega Idimu Bwami Society Mask, Congo #50
  • This type of mask was used in 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.
  • A similar mask (general shape, mouth and dimensions) is published page 154 in "Masques, Dapper, 1995," 
  • Measurements: About 9 1/2 Inches high
  • Condition: Very good with fine patina
  • Base is included
  • Circa 1920-40's