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Lega Statuette (N° 23892) Deposit sale

African art lega and initiation materials.
African tribal sculpture Sakimatwematwe (Multi-headed) belonging to an initiate of the Bwami, among many others used over the lega initiations. Relative to a Lega proverb, with two or more heads, this very graphic version would illustrate the need for a global vision of events, and therefore the prudence, wisdom and impartiality that should result from it. (Biebuyck 1973)
The teacher guided the aspirant to a place where masks and statuettes were exhibited, and it was through careful observation that the future initiate had to guess the more or less complex meaning of these metaphors, the latter largely referring to proverbs. and sayings. Each of these initiations took place over seven days and included at least seven performances. Items "won" individually were then kept in a woven bag worn over the shoulder, in a basket for those won collectively.
Light golden patina, satin, abrasions and desication crack.  

160.00 
Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 80.0 €)

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OriginCollection belge
EthnyLega
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm29
Width8 cm
Weight0.35 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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