Project Description

This Lega Face Mask, from the Republic of Congo , was used by the Bwami Initiation Society. The central face is coated with kaolin and the mask exhibits use patina and is an excellent example of Lega artisanship. The harmonious oval forms give the mask it’s great balance and are traditional to Lega art.

Donated to our museum by Dr. Pascal J. Imperato and Eleanor M. Imperato