A mask which is not worn but is manipulated and used as a mnemonic device linked with proverbs recited during the initiation rites of the senior grades of the Lega Bwami society. - stock photo
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A mask which is not worn but is manipulated and used as a mnemonic device linked with proverbs recited during the initiation rites of the senior grades of the Lega Bwami society.

A mask which is not worn but is manipulated and used as a mnemonic device linked with proverbs recited during the initiation rites of the senior grades of the Lega Bwami society. The Bwami society aims to promote in its male and female elders a state of moral, spiritual and physical excellence called 'busoga'. Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Africa. Culture: Lega. Date/Period: 19th-20th C. Place of Origin: Maniema district, Eastern Congo. Material Size: Ivory, h=17.5 cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Courtesy Entwistle Gallery, London. Location: 08.

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Heritage Images / Werner Forman Archive 2

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3250 x 4135 pixels

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11 x 14 inches / 28 x 35 cm

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