Africa | Mask from the Lega people of the Democratic Republic of Congo | Ivory; orangish brown patina. H: 19,5 cm | ca. 19th / 20th century || n Lega country, large (Idumu) ivory masks are of great significance as part of the institution of the Bwami, the combined concepts of ethics and beauty they perfectly symbolise.
LEGA MASK, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Height: 6 3/4 in (17.1 cm) AFRICAN, OCEANIC AND PRE-COLUMBIAN ART INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE LERNER, SHOHER AND VOGEL COLLECTIONS SOTHEBY’S, NEW YORK, 11 MAY 2012 SOLD 30,000 USD
Kasai Region, Presumbaly Luluwa, Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Lot | Sotheby's - Perhaps the most striking feature of the Rollings Mask is its serene, seemingly introverted facial expression. While the eyes of the Rollings Mask could be closed, it seems as plausible to interpret them as downcast given the Kasai context and the mask’s overall abstraction (cf. also a Pende female mask with downcast eyes with a sculptural treatment similar to the Rollings Mask in the Etnografisch…
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