Lega Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo height 18in (45.7cm)
Lot 151
Lega Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo height 8 3/8in (21cm)
Sold for US$ 6,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Lega Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, pigment, fiber
height 8 3/8in (21cm)

Provenance:
German Private Collection
Sotheby's, London, 21 June 1993, Lot 159
American Private Collection

Finely carved in characteristic flat, elliptical shape, pierced around the edges for fiber attachment, the diminutive pierced eyes separated with an elongated linear nose above a pierced rectangular mouth. The face accented with kaolin; fine glossy dark brown patina.
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