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Lega Statue (N° 27764) Deposit sale

Ex. Belgian collection.
African artlega and initiation materials.
African tribal sculpture Sakimatwematwe (Multi-heads) belonging to an initiate of Bwami, among the many others used throughout the initiations. 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 referring largely to proverbs. and sayings. Matte light patina, abrasions and drying cracks. A tuft of feathers was generally inserted at the top.
Relating to a Lega proverb, with two or more heads, this statuette would always illustrate the need for a global vision of events, and therefore the prudence, wisdom and impartiality that should result from it. (Biebuyck 1973)  

180.00 
Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 90.0 €)

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OriginCollection belge
EthnyLega
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm42
Width12 cm
Weight1.18 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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