Lega Kalimbangoma Figure

4506

$349.00

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Lega
ITEM #:
4506
ETHNICITY:
Lega
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
SUKU FETISH FIGURE
Lega Kalimbangoma figures were owned by a high-ranking Bwami, typically a Lutumbo lwa Kindo or Yananio.

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African Art

ITEM #:
4506
ETHNICITY:
Lega People
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
MEDIUM:
Bone.
DIMENSIONS:
6″ Tall  (15.29 cm)
CONDITION:
Very Good.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Private Estate Collection – New York, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:

The Lega has a multitude of types of figurines, statuettes, and masks related to the Bwami initiation that governs the social and moral order in their traditional society. Among these objects, the Lega Kalimbangoma, small figures in bone or other exotic materials representing sometimes humans sometimes animals. The Lega Kalimbangoma figures were owned by a high-ranking Bwami, typically a Lutumbo lwa Kindo or Yananio.

 

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