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Lega statue (N° 22446)

In African art lega, this type of small anthropomorphic figure, intended for an initiate of the Bwami, was part of a set used over the initiations. Within the Lega, the Bwami society open to men and women, organized social and political life. There were up to seven levels of initiation, each associated with emblems. The teacher guided the aspiring lega to a place where African lega 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 objects, real metaphors 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 brown satin patina. Erosions.
 

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OriginCollection belge
EthnyLega
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, cauris
Height cm30
Width120 cm
Weight0.55 Kg

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