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Female figure Lega Kakulu
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Lega Figurines

A particular structure for this small Lega iginga kakulu statuette: indeed, thick arched legs support a small winged board constituting the bust of the figure, itself surmounted by a bulbous head. The trunk, provided with protrusions for the breasts, is engraved on both sides with motifs associated with scarifications or tattoos specific to Lega. The eyeballs are exorbed in a face carved in heart.
Golden beige satin patina.
This type of tribal art statuette was kept in the basket of the high-ranking officers 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 during the initiation of the aspirants, cleaned and oiled. Each one ...


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Bukota Lengola Mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Lengola Mask

This african mask of flat structure, plychrome, was part of an ensemble held by high-ranking members of the Bukota hierarchical society. Patina matte abrased.
This ritual mask comes from the Lengola from Uganda and living near the Metoko in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, a people of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a unique God, a monotheism rare in Africa. In addition to the company Lilwa , their company , the Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami Lega. Their sculptures, influenced by the neighbouring Mbole, Lega and Binja, played a role in initiation, funeral or circumcision ceremonies, and were then placed on the tomb of high-ranking initiates. Each of these figures had an ...


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Statuette Lengola Akunga
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Stylized African art of the forest tribes.
This figurine is reminiscent of Lega statuary. The face still offers the inlays of red and white colors around tubular pupils and a barely visible mouth. The narrow bust is framed by short digitized arms. These statuettes named akunga were used by members of the female ekongo society. Lustrous patina.
The Lengola , are established near the Metoko in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, a primary forest people dedicated to the worship of a single God, a rare monotheism in Africa. Their society,the Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the Bwami association of the Lega. Their sculptures, subject to the influence of the neighboring Mbole, Lega and Binja, played a role during ...


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Lengola Statue
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Lengola Statue

The stylized African art of the forest tribesCubic volumes and sharp angles make up this Lengola statue, whose characteristics are similar to Metoko sculptures. A flat-cut face, with its orbits with two large, lowered eyelids, ends in a geometric jaw at the end of which the mouth is just incised. The short arms, spread from the straight bust, are equipped with large digitized hands. The apron hips are extended with parallel tubular limbs on rounded feet. Cracks, beautiful satin patina and abraded. This male cult effigy comes from the Lengola , living near the Metoko in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, people of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, rare monotheism in Africa. Their company, Bukota , welcoming both men and ...


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Statuette Lengola
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statuette Lengola

The stylized African art of the forest tribes
This little figure recalls the lega statuary. The face still offers red and white inlays around tubular pupils and an absent mouth. The bust is reduced to a grid flat above the rough arch of the legs. Glossy light brown patina.
The Lengola , are established near the Metoko in the center of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, people of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a unique God, a monotheism rare in Africa. Their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami Lega. Their sculptures, influenced by the neighbouring Mbole, Lega and Binja, played a role in initiation, funeral or circumcision ceremonies, and were then placed on the tomb of high-ranking ...


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Bukota Lengola Mask
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This rather flat oval mask was part of a group held by high-ranking members of bukota's hierarchical society. With a thick vegetable fibre trim, it has similarities to the masks sculpted by the Lega. Its red ochre highlights and dotted lines applied to its surface differ.
This ritual mask comes from the Lengola who were originally from Uganda and live near the Metoko river in the centre of the Congolese basin between the Lomami and Lualaba rivers, the people of the primary forest dedicated to the worship of a single God, a rare monotheism in Africa. In addition to the company Lilwa , their company, Bukota, welcoming both men and women, is the equivalent of the association Bwami of Lega. Their sculptures, subject to the influence of the neighbouring Mbole, Lega and Binja, played a ...


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