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Lega Statue with Four Faces 14.75″- DR Congo – African Tribal Art

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This statue was carved in the style of the Lega people of DRC. The statue portrays four faces throughout the body of the figure. It measures 14.75 inches tall and weighs 1 pound. There is some damage on the top of the piece and cracking, scrapes and scuffs throughout.

Type of Object

Figure

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

wood, pigment, leather, nails

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

14.75"

Width

3"

Depth

2.75"

Weight

1 lb

Overall Condition

Damage on top, cracking, scrapes and scuffs

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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