Kalimbangoma Lega Figurine of the Bwami - SOLD OUT

In African Lega art, there are a multitude of types of figurines, statuettes and masks related to the Bwami initiation that governs the social and moral order in their traditional society. Among these objects, the Kalimbangoma, small figures in bone or ivory representing sometimes humans sometimes animals. Here, the tribal character looks quite classic presents small circular patterns characteristic. This Lega art collector's item was owned by a high-ranking Bwami, typically a Lutumbo lwa Kindo or Yananio.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
9 x 3,5 cm
Ethnic group
Lega / Balega / Warega
Material(s)
Bone
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Damaged

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