LEGA BWAMI MASKS 3, DRC

Despite their appearance, we believe these Lega masks were probably made to be sold.

LEGA
Mask 45
10" high
$300

LEGA
Mask 46
13.5" high
$300

LEGA
Mask 47
12.5" high
$300

LEGA
Mask 53
12-21" high
$300

LEGA
Mask 55
13.5" high
$300

LEGA
Mask 56
12.5" high
$300

LEGA
Mask 58
7.75-14" high
$200

LEGA
Mask 59
8-15" high
$250

LEGA
Mask 60
12.5" high
$300

LEGA
Mask 61

12.5" high
$150

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

LEGA, BWAMI MASKS 3, DRC

Masks like these were used in instruction and initiation ceremonies into the five progressive levels of Bwami, the Lega men's association.

For the photographs the eye slots were blocked with black cloth to simulate how the mask would appear when worn or hung on a wall. Masks 53, 58 and 59 contain a second measurement, which is the height with raffia.


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