Lega Lukwakongo Bwami Miniature 6" Mask, Democratic Republic of Congo: #65

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  • Lega Lukwakongo Bwami Mask, Democratic Republic of Congo #65
  • Beautiful small very light wooden mask
  • Heart-shaped face highlighted by kaolin.
  • Lukwakongo maskettes are small and light wooden masks belonging to high-ranking members of the Bwami (rank Yananio)
  • This type of mask was used in the cult of the Bwami, a level society whose rites were reserved for the initiatesThis 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.
  • Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Material: Wood
  • Measurements: About 6 Inches high
  • Circa 1940's