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Mask Lega (N° 23359)
African mask initiated by the Lega or the Leka east of the Lualaba River, whose society, the Bukota, welcomes both men and women , is the equivalent of the Bwami association of the Lega. The two adjoining faces offer concave faces underlined by regular perforations, the mouths are notched.
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The Leka sculptures, subject to the influence of the neighboring Mbole, Lega and Binja, played a role during initiation, funeral or circumcision ceremonies, and were then placed on the tomb of high-ranking initiates. Each of these figures had a name and a meaning for educational purposes, following the example of lega traditions.
Chipped kaolin patina.
390.00 € 312.00 € ( -20.0 %)
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