LEGA STYLE BWAMI MASKS 2, DRC styleMask

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These Lega masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


 Lega style
Mask 21
11" high
$200

 Lega/Mbacka style
Mask 28
10" high
$250

 Lega/Mbacka style
Mask 34
14" high
$250

Lega style
Mask 10
12" high
$225 

 Lega style
Mask 6
9" high
$150

 Lega style
Mask 22
6.5" high
$100

 Lega style
Mask 25
7.5" high
$80

Lega style
Mask 35
5.5" high
$80 

Lega style
Mask 36
5.5" high
$80

Lega style
Mask 38
9" high
$150 

 Lega style
Mask 39
7.5" high
$80

Lega style
Mask 33

10.5" high
$250

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

LEGA, BWAMI MASKS 2, DRC

Masks like these were used in instruction and initiation ceremonies into the five progressive levels of Bwami, the association that Lega men rise through with learning and deeds. Most have raffia beards. The measurement is the height of the mask. The larger masks are face masks, the smaller ones are called Lukwakongo and were worn on the arm, carried in the hand, attached to a hat or grouped with similar masks


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