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Female Lega Style Statue 15″ – DR Congo – African Art

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This Lega style statue features a female figure with typical Lega features. The figure measures 15 inches tall and weighs 2 pounds. The tip of her left foot has chipped and there is some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

15"

Width

6"

Depth

4"

Weight

2 lbs

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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.