Afrikaanse Kunst

African BWAMI Initiation Ancestor Figure - LEGA tribe, D.R. Congo

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 African BWAMI Initiation Ancestor Figure - LEGA tribe, D.R. Congo

his is a magnificent Carved Wooden Lega Statue from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Lega people are among Africa’s best known carvers and artists.The Lega they believe themselves to be descended from an eponymous ancestor who migrated into the area from what is now Uganda. Lega sculptures are usually carved in a highly distinctive style, with a heart-shaped concave face with a slightly bulging forehead, slit nose with a beak-like base. Figures may be covered completely in white clay or simply as on this face as on this figure. Here the faces are highlighted through the use of white pigment. Further the statue has a brown, red patina.

These kind of statues are the exclusive property of the high dignitaries of the Bwami society.

The statue shows several signs of wear, but is in good condition. Have a good look at the pictures,

Height: 20.47 inch, 52 cm
Width: 8.27 inch, 21 cm
Depth: 4.72 inch, 12 cm

Approximate Age: 3rd quarter 20th century.
Overall Condition: Good
Provenance: Private collection from Belgium, Brussels.

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Land:

 D.R. Congo

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