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Lega Mask (N° 25450)

It was during the initiation rites of the Bwami society, open to men and women, that this type of African mask was used. If it was not worn on the face, it was attached to a fence. The passage of a grade indicated the acquisition of a certain wisdom and individual morality. Spotted patina. Kaolin residue. Arasions. Height on base: 38 cm.
Within the Léga, the society of Bwami open to men and women, organized social and political life. There were up to seven levels of initiation, each associated with emblems. Following their exodus from Uganda during the 17th century, the Lega settled on the west bank of the Lualaba River in the DRC. Social recognition and authority also had to be earned individually: the leader owed his selection to his heart (mutima), good character, intelligence, and impeccable behavior. During ritual ceremonies, Idumu masks, collectively owned, were presented to initiates placed on a barrier and surrounded by smaller individual masks.  

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OriginEx-collection belge.
EthnyLega
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm27
Width14 cm
Weight0.51 Kg
Socle includedYes

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