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Petite Lega Statue 12.25″- DR Congo – African Art

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This statue was carved in the style of the Lega people of DRC. The statue portrays a female figure with typical Lega features. She measures 12.25 inches tall and weighs 1.5 pounds. There is a crack on her left side and wear and tear throughout – please see photos.

Type of Object

Figure and base

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

12.25"

Width

2.75"

Depth

2.75"

Weight

1.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Crack on left side. Wear and tear throughout

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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