Lot 268: A fine and unusual Lega mask

A fine and unusual Lega mask, Lega; D.R. Congo

The mask with overall blackened surface, the brow high and pointed, the nose long and thin and the eyes bulging from beneath a shallow brow line. The mouth small and with indications of teeth. Pierced around the lower perimeter for attachment of a beard. Fine and old example. H. 15"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by Rev. Lawson Mooney; Director of Catholic Aid Agencies, Congo, C. 1950's - 1960's.
Ex. Adelman collection, DC
Ex. Gelbard collection, NY

Price Realized: $650

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