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Attractive Lega African Figure on Base 9.5″- DR Congo

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This figure was carved in the style of the Lega people of DRC. The figure features has a typical Lega style heart-shaped face attached to a set of legs, without a midsection. It measures 8 inches tall, 9.5 inches tall on its base and weighs 1.5 pounds. There are cracks in the base and the back side of the figure – please see photos.

Type of Object

Figure and base

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

8" figure | 9.5" w/ base

Width

3" figure & 4" w/ base

Depth

3" figure & 4" w/ base

Weight

1.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Cracks in the base and back side of figure – see photos

Tribe Information

About the Lega People

Lega art is exclusively focused on and associated with the Bwami society. Each object has a precise role and function within their ceremonies and rituals and is used only by the initiated. These artefacts are numerous and are created from a variety of materials, particularly wood, ivory, bone and elephant hide.

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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