A fine Lega ivory maskette, Lukungu
Lot 770Y
A fine Lega ivory maskette, Lukungu
US$ 14,000 - 16,000
£8,900 - 10,000

Lot Details
Property of various owners
A fine Lega ivory maskette, Lukungu
Democratic Republic of Congo, of classical form, the light cream colored maskette, pierced at the temples, with circle-dot motifs decorating the brow and facial perimeter, raised coffee bean eyes, the mouth carved at the bottom of the face with indications of teeth. Fine overall patina.
height 4 ½in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Ernst Anspach, New York

    This fine old maskette displays all of the most desirable characteristics of traditional Lega sculpture; wonderfully abstracted conception and overall integration of minimalist forms.
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