Owl Lega figure - SOLD OUT

This statue of African art features an owl, an animal present in the Lega culture. This type of figurine, like the other "Iginga", was used as part of the Bwami initiation which instilled in every individual Lega the foundations of morality and social order. As part of this initiation, senior officers taught young recruits, men and women, precepts using traditional objects such as masks large and small (Lukwakongo, Idimu, Muminia, ...), figurines made of wood, bone or ivory.

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00713

Data sheet

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

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