Lega Iginga figure
  • Lega Iginga figure

Lega Iginga figure

€250.00

Simple-looking African statuette from the Lega, in Maniema.

Figurines and masks were used by the Lega as part of the initiation rites of Bwami society. Each object, possessed by one or more high-ranking initiates, carried a message, a morality kept secret until initiation. These morals were expressed in the form of aphorisms.

This is an anthropomorphic statuette devoid of arms. The generic name for this type of object is iginga.

By buying this object you can collect up to 25 fidelity points fidelity point.
Your cart will total 25 fidelity point that can be converted into a voucher of €12.50.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
25 cm
Ethnic group
Lega / Balega / Warega
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Condition
Excellent

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