Photographs © Hamill Gallery
LEGA, BWAMI MASK 8, 7.5"/16", $150, Dem. Rep. Congo, SOLD
These masks were used in instruction and initiation ceremonies
into the five progressive levels of Bwami, the association that Lega men
rise through with lifelong learning and deeds. Most have raffia beards.
The first measurement is the height of the mask, the second is the height
including the raffia.
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