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Weathered Lega Figure on Custom Base 11″ – DRC – African Art

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This hand-carved Lega statue shows a lot of wear and tear adding to it’s character and charm. The are scuffs and small holes throughout but the statue is sturdy. The figure measures 11 inches tall on a custom base and weighs 1 pound.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

11”

Width (Inches)

3”

Depth (Inches)

2.5”

Weight (Pounds)

1 lb

Overall Condition

Some scuffing and pinholes. Wear and tear throughout. See photos.

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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