• Double mask Lega comb (2)
  • Africa
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Width : 3 inch
  • Height : 8 3/8 inch
  • Depth : 1 inch
  • Stunning Lega comb with two superposed masks, heart shape, bean eyes, small mouth and sharp chin, typical of the Bwami society. These masks are curiously standing on two legs. The plate is adorned with two cowries and carved with dots and circles on both sides. This comb could have been used for an initiation ceremony to illustrate a proverb or a tale on ancestors. (Information from "L'art tribal d'Afrique Noire" by Jean-Baptiste Bacquart p. 148)