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Songola Mask (N° 24524)
Songola or Lega type mask, with geometric lines inscribed in an oval-shaped volume.
Golden beige patina with crusty relief.
Height on base: 38 cm.
Mixed by alliance with the Lega, Ngengele and Zimba, the Songola are governed by the elders of the lineages. They borrowed from the Luba and Songye, the Luhuna institution composed of dignitaries and that of the Bwami by their lega wives. The Songola live by hunting and fishing, they devote themselves to sculpture, although the objects associated with the Bwami cult come from the Lega. Among their reduced statuary, the figures of ancestors of the Nsubi society evoke those of the Mbole, other sculptures were kept in baskets as among the Lega. Masks such as ours were used during Nsindi initiation rites.
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|Country||rdc ex zaire|
|Estimated dating||circa 1960|
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