LEGA BWAMI MASKS 2, DRC

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These Lega masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


 Lega 21
11" high
$200

 Lega/Mbacka 28
10" high
$250

 Lega/Mbacka 34
14" high
$250

Lega 10
12" high
$225 

 Lega 6
9" high
$150

 Lega 22
6.5" high
$100

 Lega 25
7.5" high
$80

Lega 35
5.5" high
$80 

Lega 36
5.5" high
$80

Lega 38
9" high
$150 

 Lega 39
7.5" high
$80

Lega 33
10.5" high
$250

Photographs by Bill Mrachek © Hamill Gallery

LEGA, BWAMI MASKS 2, DRC

Masks like these were used in instruction and initiation ceremonies into the five progressive levels of Bwami, the association that Lega men rise through with learning and deeds. Most have raffia beards. The measurement is the height of the mask. The larger masks are face masks, the smaller ones are called Lukwakongo and were worn on the arm, carried in the hand, attached to a hat or grouped with similar masks


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