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

$87.50

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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.

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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.