- Lega. Ethics and Beauty in the heart of Africa. Daniel P. Biebuyck. 2002. KBC. - Lega jewels from the Benoît Rousseau collection. Viviane Baeke, RMCA and Benoît Rousseau. 2013. BRUNEAF.
- In search of the meaning of Bwami, through a collection unlike any other. Viviane Baeke. Undated. Royal Museum for Central Africa.
- The sculpture of the Lega. Daniel P. Biebuyck. 1994. Galerie Hélène and Philippe Leloup-Paris-New-York.
- The arts of Zaire, Vol II Eastern Zaire. Daniel P. Biebuyck,1986,University of California Press.
- The Art of the Central African Lega, Elizabeth L. Cameron.2013, Quai Branly Museum.
- Lega Culture. Art, Initiation and Moral Philosophy Among a Central African People. Daniel P. Biebuyck. 1973. University of California Press. - The Lega and their art. In the footsteps of a dreamer lost in Congoland Emile-Alexandre Georges. 2005. Royal Museum for Central Africa.
- The Lega Art - Greatness and Humility. In the Vallois collection, Valentine Plisnier and Michel Boulanger, 2016.
POWERFUL LEGA BWAMI IDIMU MASK
(one of a pair)
The heart-shaped face is covered with kaolin which is characteristic of Lega, on the other hand, the shape of this beautiful mask is almost spherical, which is not common.
Idimu masks are significantly larger than Lukwakongo masks, but stylistically very close Those are collective masks used during ceremonies for high-ranking people of the Bwami, an association that organized the social structure and ensured the stability of the Lega community.
The Lega are a Bantu forest people of Central Africa, established in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the provinces of South Kivu and Maniema.
This mask is one of a pair, most likely from the hand of the same artist. A special price can be negotiated for both, it would indeed be a shame to separate them This announcement concerns the right mask, click here to view the announcement of the other mask
TYPE OF OBJECT: Mask.
ETHNIC GROUP: Lega.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
DIMENSIONS: About 7 Inches high
CONDITION:Medium Please have a look on the pictures.