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Lega Bwami initiation figure - DRC, Congo - African Art Tribal Art
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  • Title: Lega Bwami initiation figure - DRC, Congo - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Figure, statue
  • Date/Period: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: DRC, Congo
  • Materials: Wood
  • Dimensions: 13,78 Inch
  • Weight: 1,65 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.
  • Additional Information: The tribal art of the Lega, Balega, or even Warega, is distinguished by its initiation statuettes, also made of ivory, some of which were kept in a basket for the highest ranking members of the Bwami of different communities. This type of Iginga (Maginga in the plural) tribal art statuette, was the property of the high ranking members of the Bwami, a secret society admitting men and their wives, and governing social life . This organization was subdivided into initiatory stages, the highest being the Kindi. The statuettes were used as the aspirants were initiated. Each is a representation with a particular form and meaning from which a moral or dogma always derives. The particularity of the Lega, contrary to other ethnic groups, is to judge the quality of their ritual objects according to their efficiency. Small statuette referring to a proverb known only to the initiated, it has long arms crossed on the bust. Source: "The soul of Africa" S. Diakonoff

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    Lega Bwami initiation figure - DRC, Congo - African Art Tribal Art

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  • Title: Lega Bwami initiation figure - DRC, Congo - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Figure, statue
  • Date/Period: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: DRC, Congo
  • Materials: Wood
  • Dimensions: 13,78 Inch
  • Weight: 1,65 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included.
  • Additional Information: The tribal art of the Lega, Balega, or even Warega, is distinguished by its initiation statuettes, also made of ivory, some of which were kept in a basket for the highest ranking members of the Bwami of different communities. This type of Iginga (Maginga in the plural) tribal art statuette, was the property of the high ranking members of the Bwami, a secret society admitting men and their wives, and governing social life . This organization was subdivided into initiatory stages, the highest being the Kindi. The statuettes were used as the aspirants were initiated. Each is a representation with a particular form and meaning from which a moral or dogma always derives. The particularity of the Lega, contrary to other ethnic groups, is to judge the quality of their ritual objects according to their efficiency. Small statuette referring to a proverb known only to the initiated, it has long arms crossed on the bust. Source: "The soul of Africa" S. Diakonoff

    Reserve: $289.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $55.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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