Lot 249: A fine Lega mask

People: Lega
DR Congo
Mask alone 11 1/2"
The mask with long burnished brow, the face cubistically rendered with long nose and small raised eyes over a small open mouth. Long fiber beard attached. Remains of kaolin. On a custom base.

Collected in Congo prior to 1970 by Lawson Mooney, former Director of Catholic Aid Agencies; Dr. Kenneth Adelman, former US Deputy Ambassador to the UN, and one time member of USAID, Zaire, c. 1975; A NY Private collection.

Price Realized: $425

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