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||
Crack on left side. Wear and tear throughout
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.
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.