The Lega mask was used in teaching principals of morality during initiation ceremonies for young boys. These face masks were danced or exhibited on fences during the ceremonies. The mask has a heart shaped face, coffee bean eyes, linear nose, diminutive mouth and remnants of white kaolin.

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: 2nd Quarter of 20th c
Provenance: From a California collection
Materials: Wood and pigment with custom base
Dimensions: 9  in.  high  x  4  1/2 in. wide
Condition: Mask appears in fine condition, a few surface holes near chin
Inventory #A3474
Price: $ 700

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