Lot: 297

96th Auction

Anthropomorphic mask "lukwakongo"

D. R. Congo, Lega

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 9.4 inch / 26.6 inch (with beard) 800 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, kaolin, plant fibre, "Lukwakongo" masks were awarded to young men on the "yananio" rites and remained their most important insignia of rank until reaching the "kindi" status.

Biebuyck, Daniel P., Lega, Brussels 2002, p. 99 f.