Lega Statue with 3 Faces 18.5″- DR Congo – African Art

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This statue was carved in the style of the Lega people of DRC. The statue features 3 faces, 2 of which are placed where the arms should be. The statue measures 18.5 inches tall and weighs 2 pounds. There is some damage to the right heel and some cracking and wear and tear throughout – please see photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

Wood, pigment and kaolin clay

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

18.5"

Width

5.5”

Depth

4.5"

Weight

2 lbs

Overall Condition

Damage to right heel, cracking and wear and tear

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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