Authentic Antique African Mask/ Lega People - Congo/ Africa Circa 1940's
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Authentic Antique African Mask/ Lega People - Congo/ Africa Circa 1940's:
Antique Lega African Tribal Mask
~ Early to Mid 20th Century
Ethnographically - Tribally Used
~ please scroll down for more photos ~ SIZE:
Height - 10.75" (27 - 7" (18 cm) DESCRIPTION:
Old African carved wood mask, probably from the Lega People, beautifully carved, and with a fine old patina and wear.
This mask still has the remnants if the twined cord netting that the wearer used to attach the mask for wearing. The attachment holes at the back rim of the mask show old wear, there is crazing and bug holes to the wood (no active bugs and no bugs present now). The features also show wear through the dark patina and this mask dates from the 1920's to the early 1950's at the latest. Probably circa 1940.
Naturalistic in style, with abstracted features and a very strong spiritual presence. A very fine and authentic example of antique African art. CONDITION:
Good condition, as shown in the photos and with the following noted: Old wear, insect holes, small losses, and a darkened patina, as mentioned above. Please see the photos. HISTORY:
Purchased from an old San Francisco estate collection of ethnographic art that was formed during the 1950's and 1960's. No other provenance or history available. ~ please click on image for high definition photos ~
This mask will be a museum quality addition to any collection of African Art and will display beautifully in any Mid Century Modern, African Tribal - Ethnographic, Eames Era, Modernist, or Arts and Crafts decor. PLEASE NOTE :
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